NOME-It was one of the most amazing finishes in memory for the 42nd Iditarod. Early this morning after 4 am Dallas Seavey won his second Iditarod in three years and he didn't even know it.
Seavey passed leader Aily Zirkle on the way to Nome thinking he was going for third with his dad Mitch Seavey trailing him. Zirkle was the leader after Jeff King scratched just three miles from Safety as the winds picked up to 45 mph.
Zirkle got to Safety but stopped citing some frostbitten hands and the wicked winds at Safety. Seavey however flew through Safety staying for only a few minutes and Zirkle left 19 minutes after him.
Seavey rolled into Nome with seven dogs two minutes before Zirkle to win the title. Zirkle finishes second for the third straight year.
Seavey set a new Iditarod record finishing in eight days, 14 hours and nine minutes.
Check out Seavey's reaction in this video from the Anchorage Daily News--http://youtu.be/viL-ZFg5N-k