It was an action-packed day at the Dawson City checkpoint, as the leaders of the 2014 Yukon Quest finished their 36-hour mandatory layover, while the middle of the pack arrived at the halfway point to enjoy some down time – and perhaps a cold beer or two.
Cody Strathe was the fourth musher to make it into Dawson City Wednesday, and it was anything but an easy journey for the Ester, Alaska resident and his dog team.
Brent Sass took the lead as he left Eagle early Tuesday morning, and he maintained it over the next 100 miles of Yukon Quest trail, arriving in Dawson City at around 11:30 pm PST.
Speaking to the crowd that had gathered to welcome him in, Sass...
Bib #4, Jerry Joinson, has been assigned a time penalty by Race Marshal Doug Grilliot for not providing adequate food for a dropped dog.
After missing out on first place last year by just eight seconds, Aliy Zirkle won the 2014 YQ300 Monday.
Even though a sprint to the finish wasn't necessary this time, Zirkle came blazing into Central at 7:32 pm, 11 dogs leading the way. Chase Tingle, Zirkle’s closest competitor, was...
Bib #4, Jerry Joinson, irreparably damaged his sled on the trail between Central and Circle, Alaska. As per the rules stating that “on prior approval of the Race Marshal, a destroyed sled may be replaced by a comparable size and weight sled, with a time penalty of eight (8) hours served at the...
Today at 6:25 pm Alaska time veteran musher Mike Ellis of Fairbanks, Alaska scratched from the race in Circle. His decision was for the well being of his dogs.
Sunday at 1:23 pm Alaska time veteran musher Normand Casavant of Whitehorse, Yukon scratched from the race. His decision was for the well being of his dogs.
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Seventeen teams remain in the Yukon Quest, after Dawson City, Yukon resident Jean-Denis Britten scratched for personal reasons Sunday.
Britten made it to Mile 101 with 12 dogs at 4:30 pm before deciding not to continue. Sixteen mushers and their dog teams had all checked into Central,...
Day 1 of the 2014 Yukon Quest saw a lot of movement over the first 72 miles, as mushers planned their rest strategy.