Advertisement

Dallas Seavey wins First Musher to the Yukon Award

FILE - In this March 15, 2016, file photo, Dallas Seavey poses with his lead dogs Reef, left,...
FILE - In this March 15, 2016, file photo, Dallas Seavey poses with his lead dogs Reef, left, and Tide after finishing the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Nome, Alaska. Seavey won his third straight Iditarod, for his fourth overall title in the last five years. Four-time Iditarod champion Dallas Seavey denies he administered banned drugs to his dogs in this year's race, and has withdrawn from the 2018 race in protest. The Iditarod Trail Committee on Monday identified Seavey as the musher who had four dogs test positive for a banned opioid pain reliever after finishing the race last March in Nome. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen, File)(WIBW)
Published: Mar. 12, 2021 at 5:40 AM AKST
Email This Link
Share on Pinterest
Share on LinkedIn

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - Veteran Iditarod musher Dallas Seavey has won The Lakefront Anchorage First Musher to the Yukon Award.

Seavey was the first to the Ophir checkpoint heading south. He checked in at 4:19 a.m. Though the award is for the first musher to the Yukon, this year the race did not go to the Yukon River. Instead this award was given in Ophir, which is on the Innoko River.

Along with the award comes a five-course gourmet meal prepared by The Lakefront Anchorage executive chef. The award also comes with $3,500 and a bottle of Dom Pérignon.

Seavey will be re-presented the award at a later date.

Editor’s Note: This story was updated to include a clarification that Ophir is on the Innoko River.

Copyright 2021 KTUU. All rights reserved.