Top images from the 2017 Iditarod sled dog race

Mitch Seavey, the 57-year-old musher from Seward, Alaska won the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Tuesday. Seavey set a new record and became the oldest champion in history.

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A team competes in the official restart of the Iditarod, a nearly 1,000 mile (1,610 km) sled dog race across the Alaskan wilderness, in Fairbanks, Alaska, U.S. March 6, 2017. REUTERS/Nathaniel Wilder

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Mitch Seavey waits with his wife at the official restart gate of the Iditarod, a nearly 1,000 mile (1,610 km) sled dog race across the Alaskan wilderness, in Fairbanks, Alaska, U.S. March 6, 2017. REUTERS/Nathaniel Wilder/File Photo

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Mitch Seavey hugs son, Dallas Seavey (four-times champion) before they both race at the official restart of the Iditarod, a nearly 1,000 mile (1,610 km) sled dog race across the Alaskan wilderness, in Fairbanks, Alaska, U.S. March 6, 2017. REUTERS/Nathaniel Wilder/File Photo

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Mitch Seavey’s team leaves the start chute at the restart of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Willow, Alaska March 6, 2016. REUTERS/Nathaniel Wilder/File Photo

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Veteran musher Scott Smith and his race team travel along the frozen Kouwegok River out of Unalakleet, Alaska, toward the Shaktoolik checkpoint Monday, March 13, 2017. Mushers and their race teams competing in Iditarod XLV are now past the halfway point of the race and heading into the final push on the trek to Nome. (Mike Kenney/Iditarod Trail Committee via AP)

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Iditarod musher Katherine Keith arrives at the Huslia checkpoint with 13 dogs in harness Friday morning March 10, 2017, in Huslia, Alaska. Huslia is the halfway point of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race at mile 478 of the 979-mile trail for this year’s race. (Mike Kenney/Iditarod Trail Committee via AP)

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A member of Allen Moore’s dog team can’t contain his excitement at the start of the 45th Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Fairbanks, Alaska, Monday, March 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Ellamarie Quimby)

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Race veteran Cody Strathe of Fairbanks, Alaska booties one if his lead dogs Nukluk, left, as his dog Sable, right, looks on as Strathe prepares his team in the staging area during the restart of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in front of Pike’s Waterfront Lodge, March 6, 2017 in Fairbanks, Alaska. It’s the third time the starting location of the 1,000-mile trek to Nome, Alaska has been moved from Anchorage to Fairbanks due to low snow and poor trail conditions south of and through the Alaska Range. (Eric Engman/Fairbanks Daily News-Miner via AP)

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Each of musher Hugh Neff’s dogs sported a Chicago Cub’s bandana at the start of the 45th Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Fairbanks, Alaska, Monday, March 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Ellamarie Quimby)

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Robert Redington, the youngest of three Redington brothers competing in the 2017 Iditarod, drives his dogs down the Chena River in Fairbanks, Alaska, Monday, March 6,2017. (AP Photo/Ellamarie Quimby)

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Monica Zappa’s team competes in the official restart of the Iditarod, a nearly 1,000 mile (1,610 km) sled dog race across the Alaskan wilderness, in Fairbanks, Alaska, U.S. March 6, 2017. REUTERS/Nathaniel Wilder

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Allen Moore’s team competes in the official restart of the Iditarod, a nearly 1,000 mile (1,610 km) sled dog race across the Alaskan wilderness, in Fairbanks, Alaska, U.S. March 6, 2017. REUTERS/Nathaniel Wilder

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Ray Redington Jr’s team about to move to the start gate at the official restart of the Iditarod, a nearly 1,000 mile (1,610 km) sled dog race across the Alaskan wilderness, in Fairbanks, Alaska, U.S. March 6, 2017. REUTERS/Nathaniel Wilder

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A handler for Monica Zappa at the official restart of the Iditarod, a nearly 1,000 mile (1,610 km) sled dog race across the Alaskan wilderness, in Fairbanks, Alaska, U.S. March 6, 2017. REUTERS/Nathaniel Wilder

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A handler for musher Cody Strathe prepares dogs for the trail at the official restart of the Iditarod, a nearly 1,000 mile (1,610 km) sled dog race across the Alaskan wilderness, in Fairbanks, Alaska

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Lars Monsen of Norway competes in the official restart of the Iditarod, a nearly 1,000 mile (1,610 km) sled dog race across the Alaskan wilderness, in Fairbanks, Alaska, U.S. March 6, 2017. REUTERS/Nathaniel Wilder