Nicolas Petit won the Leonhard Seppara Humanitarian Award for outstanding dog care Sunday at the annual end-of-race Iditarod banquet in Nome. The Mackey brothers collected two other coveted awards, with Jason earning the Mushers Choice award for most inspirational musher and Lance winning the sportsmanship award for rescuing another musher's team.Alaska Dispatch News
Mushers Paige Drobny and Scott Smith ran their teams together for several days leading to their finish of the 2015 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Once they reached Front Street in Nome, the friendly competition was on.
Although the excitement surrounding Dallas Seavey’s win in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race was clearly Wednesday’s race highlight, throngs of people continued to gather along the finishing chute as the rest of the front-runners arrived in continually-warming temperatures through the afternoon.
They're young, they're fast, they're anxious to please. Hero, Beatle and Reef were star dogs for Dallas Seavey, all raised in his Willow kennel. Bad news for competitors: The JV squad is headed for a top-20 finish. Matt Tunseth
The Seaveys have become the first family of distance mushing over the past decade, with four Iditarod titles and the prospect of going one-two in this year's race. The family has known a lot of success, but that wasn’t always the case.Matt Tunseth