Dallas is a third generation racing musher who grew up helping his dad, Mitch, and granddad, Dan, train and race dogs.
By all accounts Dallas seems like one of the good guys but he has become the New England Patriots of sled dog racing.
He was the youngest racer at 18 to run the Iditarod and at 27 he has his second consecutive win and his third win in four years. He is one of four mushers ever to hold a championship in both the Yukon Quest and the Iditarod.
Dallas crossed under the burled arch in Nome at 4:13 am Wednesday, with a time of 8 days, 18 hours, 13 minutes and 6 seconds, finishing with 9 dogs in harness and 1 in sled to win the 2015 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Coming in second was Mitch Seavey.
Four generations of Seaveys were at the finish line to greet Dallas and Mitch, including Dallas's brothers Conway and Danny, wife Jen, mom Janine, grandparents Dan and Shirley, and niece Allikz.
Dan Seavey competed in early races in the '70s and is in the Iditarod Hall of Fame. Mitch won in 2004 and 2013.
Dallas’ wife, Jen, grew up on a horse ranch but decided in the first grade that she was going to move to Alaska and race in the Iditarod. Her father made a sled for her out of a milk crate and old skis. She hitched up her German Shepherd and let him tow her around.
When she was 18 she applied for a job on the internet at the Seavey's Iditarod Racing Kennel. She met her husband at the airport when he picked her up and she never looked back.
Jen finished 47th in her rookie Iditarod. The couple have a 4-year-old daughter, Annie.
Since Alaska has been a tropical paradise this winter has had a warmer than normal winter, the race kicked off 250 miles farther north for the first time since 2003, another year with less than normal snowfall.
That all changed when the race began with temperatures dipping to 40 below and a nice trail of snow.
Of the approximately 1000 dogs participating, sadly there were two deaths. One died of a yet to be determined cause and the other got loose during the opening ceremonies and was hit by a car.
Sad news for all but a miserable little enclave who follow the race just hoping that something bad will happen to a dog so they can gleefully pounce on it. Fortunately their credibility has sunk to zero among people who have an intelligence higher than a turnip.
As soon as he crossed the finish line, Dallas Seavey hugged each dog and gave them full credit.
As long as you take care of the dog team and make good decisions, good things will happen,'' he said. "We loved every second of it.''