HUMAN

Name: DAN SEAVEY
Age: 81, I’LL BE 82 IN AUGUST
Residence: SEWARD, ALASKA
Occupation: I’M A BUM. I DON’T WORK.
Years involved with Iditarod: OH BOY. HEAVILY SINCE 1970, SO THAT’S ABOUT 50 YEARS, I GUESS.
Iditarod Role: I DO A LOT OF TALKING. AND OF COURSE I PUBLISHED A BOOK ON IDITAROD, AND IN THE PROCESS OF SELLING THAT, I DO A LOT OF HYPE FOR THE RACE AND FOR THE TRAIL AND WHAT HAVE YOU. SO I GUESS AMBASSADOR WORK IS WHAT YOU MIGHT CALL IT.
Current Location: DENA’INA CONVENTION CENTER – ANCHORAGE, ALASKA
Date of Photo: FEBRUARY 28, 2019
Temperature: 62F / INDOORS

What is your Why?.. Why are you here today and involved in Iditarod?:

WELL, I HAVE A SON WHO HAS A GOOD CHANCE OF WINNING ANOTHER CHAMPIONSHIP (MITCH) THIS YEAR. SO I WANT TO BE HERE TO SUPPORT HIM. AND THEN, IT’S JUST SO GREAT TO SEE SO MANY PEOPLE INVOLVED IN SOMETHING LIKE DOG MUSHING AND THE SPORT. I JUST THINK IT’S WONDERFUL.

Tell me about your most rewarding experience on Iditarod?:

OH, BOY. I’VE HAD A FEW. PROBABLY ARRIVING IN NOME IN 3RD PLACE IN THE FIRST RACE IN 1973.

What do you know for sure?:

OH, BOY. I HAVE NEVER BEEN ASKED THAT QUESTION BEFORE. IN ALL LIKELIHOOD I WOULD HAVE TO SAY, I DON’T KNOW NOTHING FOR SURE EXCEPT THE LOVE OF THE LORD.

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