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2011 Iditarod - Mitch Seavey withdraws

March 10, 2011

2011 Iditarod News, March 10, 2011 - 2004 Iditarod Champion Mitch Seavey was forced to withdraw from the 2011 Iditarod this morning at 4:11am after badly injuring his hand while cutting open a bale of hay for his dogs. Here's a quote from the Official Iditarod website:

Earlier this morning Seavey was cutting open a bale of straw at Ophir Checkpoint and severely injured fingers on his hand. Nordman determined that the injury was severe enough to warrant the decision.

The decision was made at 4:11 am this morning. Seavey was in 15th position when the incident occurred.

Oops, quick correction, that quote actually comes from the Official Blog of the Iditarod.

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