Mitch Seavey: Son Dallas parlayed team of puppies into Iditarod 2012 champions

As one Seavey sped toward Nome and a likely victory in this year’s Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, another was sitting out the mandatory, eight-hour layover here and contemplating what might have been.Mitch Seavey from Sterling, the 2004 race champion and father of this year’s likely victor, Dallas, said he made a gamble near halfway in the race — a long push from Ophir to Cripple that took too much out of his dogs.”I took a gamble that didn’t pay off,” he said.”When you’re trying to win something as extreme as this you can’t sit back and play it safe.”Read more here:


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