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Youngest ever Iditarod champion crosses the finish line

Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News via AP

Dallas Seavey reaches the finish line to claim victory in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Nome, Alaska, on March 13, 2012.

25-year-old Dallas Seavey won the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Tuesday evening, becoming the youngest musher to win the nearly 1,000-mile race across Alaska, The Associated Press reports.

"They mean the world to me," Seavey said of his dogs.

"I could not be prouder of these guys. It's hard to not come to tears when they finally crossed under this arch in first place." Read more.