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In pictures: 1,600 kms, 10 gruelling days and a new record time as the legendary Iditarod dog sled race ends

Dallas Seavey won his second Iditarod sled-dog race in three years on Tuesday, unseating his father, Mitch, as defending champion while breaking the race’s three-year-old record.

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Day 1: Peter Kaiser's team heads out of the start chute during the official restart to the Iditarod dog sled race in Willow, Alaska, March 2, 2014. The nearly 1,600-km Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race commemorates a 1925 rescue mission that carried diphtheria serum by sled-dog relay to the coastal community of Nome, which remains the final destination in this 42nd edition of the event.

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Day 2: In this March 3, 2014 photo, Rick Casillo comes over the last drop as he comes down the steps onto the Happy River between the Finger Lake and Rainy Pass checkpoints heading to Puntilla Lake, Alaska, during the 2014 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.

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Day 3: Mats Pettersson lines up his dogs as he prepares to continue across the Farewell Burn during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Alaska, Tuesday, March 4, 2014. Jake Berkowitz, left, who busted up his sled beyond repair, looks on.

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Day 4: Nathan Schroeder, from Chisholm, Minn., rubs ointment into one of his dogs’ legs at the Takotna, Alaska, checkpoint during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Wednesday, March 5, 2014.

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Day 5: Musher Karin Hendrickson cuddles with one of her sled dogs at the Takotna checkpoint during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Thursday, March 6, 2014.

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Day 6: Richie Diehl, from Aniak, Alaska, mushes down the Yukon River at sunset after leaving the Ruby checkpoint during the 2014 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Friday, March 7, 2014.

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Day 7: One of Hans Gatt’s dogs is ready to go as Gatt made a brief stop at the Yukon River village of Kaltag during the 2014 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Saturday, March 8, 2014.

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Day 8: Iditarod musher John Baker, from Kotzebue, Alaska, mushes over bare tundra on the Blueberry Hills out of the Unalakleet checkpoint in Unalakleet, Alaska during the 2014 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Sunday, March 9, 2014.

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Day 9: Iditarod musher Aliy Zirkle, from Two Rivers, Alaska arrives second behind Jeff King into the White Mountain checkpoint during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Monday, March 10, 2014. King, 58, who dropped out a few miles from the last checkpoint in Safety, Alaska, reported that winds became so severe that he was having difficulty navigating the trail, race officials said. He became the 18th racer in the 69-team field to withdraw.

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Day 10: Dallas Seavey greets fans after winning the 2014 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Nome, Alaska, Tuesday, March 11, 2014. Seavey finished the race with a time of eight days, 14 hours and 9 minutes, which is the total time needed to complete the trail, minus a mandatory 24 hour rest period. Seavey takes home the $50,400 purse, the winner’s share of prize money exceeding $650,000 and a Chrysler Ram truck.

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