Biography // Adventure as a way of life
In Alaska, they start ‘em young...
Dallas Seavey, born March 4, 1987 is an American dog musher who is a four time winner of the 1,000-mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race across the state of Alaska.
At age 25, Seavey became the youngest musher ever to win the race, with a time of 9 days, 4 hours, 29 minutes, 26 seconds. In 2014 he won again in a record time of 8 days, 13 hours, 4 minutes and 19 seconds. He went on to win his 3rd Iditarod in 2015, taking 8 days, 18 hours, and 13 minutes. He broke his own record in 2016, finishing in 8 days, 11 hours, 20 minutes, and 16 seconds. By defending his title, he became the 7th person in race history to to have won 4 or more times. Dallas' father Mitch Seavey is the 2004 and 2013 Iditarod champion. In 2017, Dallas and Mitch raced neck and neck for the win, with Dallas finishing in 8 days, 6 hours, 24 minutes and 31 seconds, just under 3 hours behind Mitch, both of them shattering Dallas' old record. Dallas also won the Yukon Quest on his first attempt, making him one of only 6 people to ever hold a title in both races. His grandfather, Dan Seavey, is also a veteran Iditarod musher, as well as a co-conspirotor of the race. He competed in the Iditarod's maiden voyage in 1973, and has since raced the 1974, 1997 and 2012 races.
In 2013, Dallas joined 7 other adventurers as the cast of the new hit show Ultimate Survival Alaska on the National Geographic Channel, matching survival skills and wilderness wits over 3,000 miles of Alaska’s toughest terrain.