ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) - 2004 winner Mitch Seavey became the oldest champion of Alaska's famed 1,000-mile Iditerod sled-dog race on Tuesday, one year after his son clinched the title as the youngest ever.
Seavey, aged 53, crossed the finish line just 24 minutes ahead of runner-up Aliy Zirkle, who was bidding to become the first woman to win the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race since 1990, when Susan Butcher claimed her fourth championship.
(Reporting by Yereth Rosen; Editing by Steve Gorman and Patrick Graham)
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