25 Year Old Dallas Seavey is The 2012 Iditarod Champion!

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25 year old Dallas Seavey and his team are the 2012 Iditarod Dog Sled Champions! Seavey crossed the finish line in Nome with a team of nine dogs and captured first place just before 8:30p.m. PST, setting an Iditarod record for being the youngest musher to ever win the race.

A native of Wasilla, AK, Dallas Seavey moved to Alaska at the age of five from Colorado and was a top ranked wrestler before turning his attention to dog sledding after graduating high school.

Aily Zirkle put up a great fight, and is only five miles out of Nome at the moment, with Ramey Smyth only ten miles out and closing in fast. The battle for second place is heating up, with Aaron Burmeister likely taking fourth place.

Congratulations Dallas! Give your doggies some steak tonight to celebrate! They've earned it!

Iditarod Musher Profiles: Zoya DeNure and Demon

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Zoya DeNure is a veteran musher and works at rehabilitating and rescuing dogs with her friend John Schandelmeier when not training for the Iditarod.

DeNure and Schandelmeier own and operate Crazy Dog Kennels, where 25 of their 45 sled dogs are rescues. "We're retraining these 'discarded' dogs and running them in the main team or placing them with the appropriate musher" says DeNure. "We're excited to say we're making a difference, one dog at a time."

For more info and photos on DeNure's 2012 Iditarod team or to learn more about Crazy Dog Kennels, you can check out dogsleddenali.com!