MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A man who was born here in Minnesota is celebrating Wednesday morning after winning the most grueling sled dog race on Earth.
Mitch Seavey, 53, crossed the Iditarod finish line at 1:39 a.m. local time, which was about 10:39 p.m. in Alaska. Seavey was born in Minnesota and moved to Alaska in 1963. At 53, he is the oldest person to ever win the race, topping the old mark of 50 years old.
The only musher in the race who still lives in Minnesota is still racing right now. Cindy Gallea is from Wykoff, which is east of Albert Lea. At last check, she was in 51st place, of the 56 mushers.