Dallas Seavey won his third Iditarod in the past four years, beating his father and more than 60 other mushers to the Bering Sea coastal town of Nome early Wednesday after racing 1,000 miles across Alaska.

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NOME, Alaska — Dallas Seavey won his third Iditarod in the past four years, beating his father and more than 60 other mushers to the Bering Sea coastal town of Nome early Wednesday after racing 1,000 miles across Alaska.

Seavey came in under the city’s famed wooden-arch finish line to wild applause from fans lining the street, some who poured out of the bars that stayed open into the wee hours.

An exhausted Seavey, who also won the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in 2012 and 2014, petted and hugged his dogs after their victory.

“It takes a whole team to get any of us here,” he said.

“As long as you take care of the dog team (and) make good decisions, good things will happen. Wins are a result of doing what we love.”

Seavey said he and his father, Mitch Seavey, who won titles in 2013 and 2004, encouraged each other along the way.

Mitch Seavey finished in second place. Veteran musher Aaron Burmeister was third, arriving in Nome at 9:47 a.m., followed by Jessie Royer in fourth place at 11:51 a.m.

Dallas Seavey was presented with $70,000 and the keys to a new pickup truck. The winner’s purse increased this year, and the top prize was $19,600 more than last year.

“I’m pretty tired right about now — it’s been a tough race,” he said. “The cold zaps you.”