The Latest: Iditarod musher attacked by snowmobile takes 3rd

NOME, Alaska (AP) The Latest on the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race (all times local):

Musher Aliy (AL'-ee) Zirkle has completed a bittersweet Iditarod.

Zirkle finished third in this year's race Tuesday morning, bringing her team of 13 dogs down Nome's Front Street through a boisterous crowd chanting her name. It's Zirkle's fifth top five finish in the last five years.

But this race will always be known for separate attacks on Zirkle and four-time champion Jeff King by a man on a snowmobile. The man has said he was drunk when it happened, and he faces charges in state court. The attack killed one of King's dogs, and left several others injured. King was running in 10th place Tuesday.

Dallas Seavey won the Iditarod early Tuesday morning, crossing the finish line in record time. It's his third straight win and fourth in the last five years.

Seavey reached Nome about 45 minutes ahead of his father, Mitch Seavey, who finished second to his son for the second straight year. Mitch Seavey has won the Iditarod in 2004 and 2013.

3:15 a.m.

Race officials say Iditarod winner Dallas Seavey set a record with his finish in 8 days, 11 hours, 20 minutes, 16 seconds.

Seavey arrived in Nome at 2:20 a.m. on Tuesday, winning his third straight Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race and his fourth in the last five years.

The previous record time was set in 2014 by Seavey, when he finished in 8 days, 13 hours, 4 minutes, 19 seconds.

The nearly 1,000-mile Iditarod started March 6 in Willow, Alaska, and took mushers across two mountain ranges, down the mighty Yukon River and along the Bering Sea coast.

Eighty-five mushers began the race, but 12 have so far scratched, including four-time champion Lance Mackey. He dropped out Monday, citing personal health concerns.

2:25 a.m.

Dallas Seavey has won his third straight Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.

He crossed under the burled arch on Front Street in Nome early Tuesday morning for his fourth overall title in the last five years. His only loss in that time was to his father, Mitch Seavey, in 2013.

The nearly 1,000-mile Iditarod started March 6 in Willow, Alaska, and took mushers across two mountain ranges, down the mighty Yukon River and along the Bering Sea coast.

This year's race was marred by a man who purposely rammed his snowmobile into two mushers' teams, killing one dog and injuring several others.

Eighty-five mushers began the race, but 12 have so far scratched, including four-time champion Lance Mackey. He dropped out Monday, citing personal health concerns.

1:20 a.m.

There's a little bit of deja vu in this year's Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.

GPS tracking on the Iditarod website shows defending champion Dallas Seavey in the lead of this year's race. He's about 10 miles outside of the finish line in Nome, and traveling at about 9 mph.

The man in second place is Seavey's father, Mitch Seavey. GPS tracking shows him to be about 6 miles behind his son.

If this holds up, it will match last year's top two results.

If the 29-year-old Dallas Seavey wins, he will join an elite list of mushers with four Iditarod championships.

The mushers with four titles are the late Susan Butcher, Martin Buser, Lance Mackey, Doug Swingly and Jeff King. The only person with more victories is Rick Swenson with five championships.

Mitch Seavey has won twice.