That's how Lance Mackey of Fairbanks, Alaska, described his team of sled dogs, which took him to victory in the 37th Iditarod earlier today. The win is the third in a row for Mackey and a feat only two other mushers have accomplished. No musher has won four in a row. The Anchorage Daily News reports that of the 15 dogs that finished the race, six had been on his previous winning teams. It took Mackey nine days and 21 hours to complete the 1,131-mile race.

See a photo gallery of the race here.

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Photo: Lance Mackey drives his team up the finish chute of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on March 18 in Nome, Alaska, to win his third Iditarod in a row. (AP)

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