Dallas Seavey wins First Musher to the Yukon Award
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.
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