Mitch Seavey is first to Bering Sea coast; Burmeister close behind
A sprint to the Bering Sea coast unfolded Sunday morning that began with Aaron Burmeister breaking trail and ended with Mitch Seavey pulling ahead near the end of the 85-mile run to grab the gold.
Seavey reached Unalakleet around 10:15 a.m., about 15 minutes ahead of Aaron Burmeister, to bag $2,500 in gold nuggets and etch his family name at the top of a long list of Iditarod heroes who have won the coveted award for being the first musher into the coastal village.
“A long run,” Seavey said. “My dogs are kind of tired from yesterday, on the river.”
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