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2012 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race Index

Eric Christopher Adams
Dallas Seavey, first into White Mountain, wasted no time getting to his chores in the early morning hours of Tuesday, March 13, 2012.
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Dallas Seavey, left, has dinner with his dad Mitch at the Cripple checkpoint on Thursday, March 8, 2012.
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A long exposure captures the streak of Dallas Seavey's headlight under a starry night in White Mountain in the early morning hours of Tuesday, March 13, 2012.
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Dallas Seavey bedding his dogs at the Cripple checkpoint on Thursday, March 8, 2012.
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Dallas Seavey kicking it into high gear on the way to White Mountain on Monday, March 12, 2012.
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Dallas Seavey pulling into the Cripple checkpoint on Thursday, March 8, 2012.
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Dallas Seavey leading the way to Golovin in Iditarod 2012. March 12, 2012
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Dallas Seavey prepares to leave Takotna after completing his 24 hour rest early morning Thursday, March 8, 2012.
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Dallas Seavey tends to his dogs as the northern lights dance above the Koyuk checkpoint early Monday morning, March 12, 2012.
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#34, Dallas Seavey of Willow, Alaska
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Dallas Seavey and Aliy Zirkle chat about the race before leaving the Koyuk checkpoint on Monday morning, March 12, 2012.
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Dallas Seavey prepares a snack for his team before leaving the Koyuk checkpoint early Monday morning, March 12, 2012.
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Dallas Seavey's dogs upon reaching Unalakleet on Sunday morning, March 11, 2012.
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Dallas Seavey in Unalakleet on Sunday morning, March 11, 2012.
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Dallas Seavey leaving the Galena checkpoint early Saturday morning, March 10, 2012.
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Dallas Seavey with dogs in Nome after winning Iditarod 2012
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Dallas Seavey sorts through his return bag at the Galena checkpoint early Saturday morning, March 10, 2012.
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Dallas Seavey in Nome at finish of Iditarod 2012
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Dallas Seavey gives a wave on his way to Galena on Friday, March 9, 2012.
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Dallas Seavey coming down front street in Nome to win the 2012 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, Tuesday, March 13, 2012.
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Dallas Seavey leaving Ruby on Friday, March 9, 2012.
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Dallas Seavey and Aliy Zirkle hug after a long competition in Iditarod 2012
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Dallas Seavey at the Ruby checkpoint on Friday morning, March 9, 2012.
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Dallas Seavey leaves White Mountain on Tuesday morning, March 13, 2012.
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Dallas Seavey securing his team at the Ruby checkpoint on Friday morning, March 9, 2012.
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Dallas Seavey prepares his dogs for the trip to Nome in White Mountain on Tuesday morning, March 13, 2012.
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Dallas Seavey coming into the Ruby checkpoint on Friday morning, March 9, 2012.
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2012 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race Index

Number of years the Iditarod race has been run: 40

Estimated number of years Iditarod Trail has been used by Alaskans: 100

Iditarod 2012 winner Dallas Seavey's time: 9 days, 4 hours, 29 minutes

Average team speed for Dallas Seavey sled dog team: 7.27 mph

Number of Dallas Seavey family members also running Iditarod 2012: 2

Dallas Seavey Iditarod Relatives: Father (Mitch); Grandfather (Dan)

Dallas Seavey's 2011 Iditarod finish: 4th place

Average age of mushers in Iditarod 2012: 32.5

Age of Dallas Seavey: 25

Date Dallas Seavey turned 25: March 4, 2012 (day of Iditarod restart)

Number of other mushers younger than Dallas Seavey who've won Iditarod: 0

Next-youngest Iditarod winner: Carl Huntington (1974), 26 years old

Number of mushers in 2012 Iditarod who finished in inaugural race: 1

Name: Dan Seavey

Winner of 2012 Junior Iditarod Race: Conway Seavey

Number of checkpoints in Iditarod: 24

Longest distance between checkpoints: 85 miles (Kaltag to Unalakleet)

Applicants to become a volunteer Iditarod veterinarian: 70+

Number of Iditarod 2012 veterinarians: 52

Veterinarians present at first Iditarod: 1 (Dr. Terry Adkins)

Days of sled dog veterinary training required of Iditarod rookies: 3

Mean average number of dogs per competing Iditarod 2012 team: 15

Maximum number of dogs allowed to compete in Iditarod: 16

Volunteers in Iditarod 2012 from Anchorage to Nome (estimated): 1,500

Number of mushers starting Iditarod 2012: 66

Record year for number of Iditarod mushers: 2008 (98 mushers)

Number of rookies running Iditarod 2012: 14

Number of women running Iditarod 2012: 16

Highest-finishing woman: Aliy Zirkle of Two Rivers, 2nd place

Route of Iditarod 2012: Northern

Approximate distance of Iditarod 2012 Northern Route: 975 miles

Winner of Iditarod 2012 Halfway Prize: Jim Lanier, 71 years old

Mountain ranges crossed by Iditarod 2012: 1

Cumulative prize winnings for Iditarod 2012: $550,000

For Dallas Seavey: $50,400 plus new truck valued over $40,000

Statistics compiled from Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race Committee publications. Contact Eric Christopher Adams at eric(at)alaskadispatch.com