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2012 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race Index

  • Author: Eric Adams
  • Updated: July 1, 2016
  • Published March 15, 2012

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)

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