1. Trailblazers

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    from Andrew DiCristina / Added

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    In January and February of 2015, I had the pleasure of working with reporter Jessica Gruenling on a three-part series profiling the Seavey's in Alaska. A family of dog mushers, the Seavey name has become synonymous with sled dogs and the Iditarod. Dan Seavey, the family's patriarch, was involved in the first ever Iditarod race. At the time of the interviews, Dan's son Mitch and grandson Dallas were both two-time Iditarod champions. They are both competing yet again this year. Running the Iditarod at age eighteen is said to be the unspoken Seavey graduation. After completing Jessica's series on the Seavey's, which chronicled their story from a journalistic standpoint, I was still in love with a lot of the footage and interviews that I had shot over our time with the Seavey family. Their attitudes, not only towards dog mushing but life in general, resonated with me and I wanted to attempt to capture that in a style that I was used to -- more cinematic than journalistic. I shot all video for this piece on a Canon 60D. The legwork for the interviews was done by Jessica Gruenling. She also interviewed Conway Seavey, who was featured in her series. Music is Silence of Siberia by Lowercase Noises.

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    • Iditarod

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      Mitch Seavey is a two-time Iditarod champion who uses Young Living essential oils to support the wellness of his team of dogs, his family, and himself. Seavey relies on essential oils every step of the trail. Don’t forget to visit our Website and Social Media outlets! Corporate Website: youngliving.com Young Living Blog: blog.youngliving.com/ D. Gary Young’s Blog: dgaryyoung.com/blog/ Facebook: facebook.com/YoungLiving Twitter: twitter.com/younglivingeo Instagram: instagram.com/younglivingeo

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      • Iditarod musher Mitch Seavey, on how he nearly cut his finger off

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        from Kyle Hopkins (khopkins@adn.com) / Added

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        Former Iditarod champion Mitch Seavey has sued an Oregon knife maker, claiming the folding blade he was using when he nearly severed his finger in the 2011 race is defective. Here, Seward musher describes the injury. Kyle Hopkins / Anchorage Daily News. Read more about the lawsuit here: http://bit.ly/JpB6B4

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        • Mitch Seavey: '(Dallas)' has it sewn up'

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          from Kyle Hopkins (khopkins@adn.com) / Added

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          Mitch Seavey in Elim said he's been frustrated by questions about the competition between the former champion and his son, 2012 Iditarod frontrunner Dallas. In a way, it's a heartbreak, Seavey said, because he's been racing to win but would normally be on the sidelines cheering for his son. "He's got it sewn up if he does what he knows how to do, and that's run dogs," Seavey says. Kyle Hopkins / Anchorage Daily News

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          • 74-year-old Iditarod racer Dan Seavey

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            from Kyle Hopkins (khopkins@adn.com) / Added

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            Dan Seavey, whose son Mitch and Grandson Dallas are both running this year's race, is 74 years old on the Iditarod trail. So far, it's his dogs, not the musher, that are tired. Kyle Hopkins / Anchorage Daily News

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            • Cold hands, split fingers

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              from Kyle Hopkins (khopkins@adn.com) / Added

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              Iditarod mushers talk about frostbite, split fingers, and the perils of cold hands on the 1,000-mile trail.

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