Dallas Seavey, a third-generation dog musher, takes home the gold in the 49th Iditarod race. This is the 5th time that Dallas has won the legendary Iditarod.
In 2005, he competed in his first Iditarod race and became the youngest person ever to finish the grueling 1,000-mile course. In 2009, he started his own racing kennel and actively began the pursuit of his lifelong dream of becoming an Iditarod champion. Dallas is also part of the QRILL Pet Mushing Team, the world's first professional long-distance dog sled team, featuring some of the best mushers and industry players. One of the secrets behind the team’s success is QRILL Pet, a functional marine ingredient that has proven positive health effects on top athletic dogs.
Dallas Seavy's 2021 ©Dave Poyzer
Although the race looked slightly different from previous years due to COVID-19 protocols, the 49th annual Iditarod still captured the competitive excitement synonymous with races in previous years. Dallas Seavey, a four-time Iditarod winner, has taken home the Iditarod title once again. Dallas competed for 07 Days 14 hours 08 minutes in the grueling Alaskan terrain, along with his 14 dogs.
Dallas has the Iditarod race in his DNA. As a third-generation musher, Dallas has grown up with the Iditarod as a natural part of life and he has spent a lot of time trying to understand and master this challenging race. When he was 25-year-old, he won the race for the first time.
"I like the different routes,” says Dallas Seavey. “It forces us to forget about what we thought we knew and re-asses it from base, which is interesting when traveling with dogs. I look at the course, look at the challenges and look at how the dogs are going to perceive those challenges and set them up for success. I like to put them on a course so that they can succeed in a way that is fast, yet challenging, but doable. I think that is what we've done well."
This year, Dallas was one of four former Iditarod champions that came back to race and his dream of winning again came true this past weekend.
Dallas Seavy's leaving Deshka Landing, 2021 ©Dave Poyzer
In addition to all of his dog mushing titles, Dallas is also part of the QRILL Pet Mushing Team, the world's first professional long-distance dog sled team, featuring some of the best mushers and industry players. The mission of the team is to change the world of dog mushing and bring awareness to this unique and challenging sport by focusing on the health, well-being, and best setup for both four-legged and human athletes. One of the secrets behind the team’s success is QRILL Pet, a functional marine ingredient that has proven positive health effects on top athletic dogs.
About the QRILL Pet Mushing Team
QRILL Pet Mushing Team is the world’s first professional long-distance sled dog team. Team members are Thomas Wærner, Marit Beate Kasin, Joar Ulsom, Hanna Lyrek and Dallas Seavey. The team will compete in the big mushing events around the world. The strategy is to optimize dog’s health and endurance while promoting the sport of dog mushing.
For further information, please contact:
Lisa Miller, Communications Director, US