Alaska dog-sled race crowns oldest winner

Pulling ahead of nearest competitor after nine days and seven hours, Mitch Seavey, 53, wins US state's Iditarod event.

    The so-called Last Great Race on Earth has crowned its oldest winner.

    At 53, Mitch Seavey became the oldest person to win the Iditarod dog-sled race in Alaska.

    After nine days and seven hours, Seavey pulled ahead of Aliy Zerkle, his nearest competitor, just after in the early morning hours of Tuesday.

    Al Jazeera's Cath Turner reports from Nome, where thousands gathered to watch the race.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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