That’s a wrap on the 2019 Yukon Quest 1,000 Mile International Sled Dog Race, as the remainder of the field crossed the finish line throughout the day.
2-14-2019 8:10 PM
Congratulations to Remy, Laura, Isabella, Jim, Chase, and Misha! And with Hendirk less the 15 miles out the red lantern is practically his. In spite of weather and trail challenges this year saw only 3 scratches, a low number for a year with so many teams entered.
2-14-2019 9:10 AM
Four more across the line today, while up on the summits a convoy of mushers battle continued foul weather, and things could get interesting with the next five mushers out of Two Rivers.
2-13-2019 10:22 PM
So this armchair musher had to see more of the race for herself, so once again I jaunted off to a checkpoint. This time to Two Rivers to see Deke, Jason, Andy, Rob, and Curt. Was so good to see the crew in Two Rivers, all looking chipper after having to hold up in 101...
Due to increasingly dangerous conditions coming into Fairbanks, including overflow and wind-blown snow, the Yukon Quest 1,000 Mile International Sled Dog Race will be moving the finish line.
The finish line will be moved from its current location, the Morris Thompson Culture and Visitors...
Before Yukon Quest rookie Martin Apayauq Reitan was ever born, he was part of a mushing family.
His father, Ketil, is a recreational and sport musher from Norway who met his future wife, Evelyn, while mushing across northern Alaska.
She would eventually become a handler for Ketil...
With wind and snow kicking up throughout the day, six more mushers crossed the finish line, two more are on their way, two are poised to depart, and the rest of the field waits out a winter storm engulfing Eagle and Rosebud summits.
2-12-2019 5:45 PM
First off congratulations to Paige, Torsten, Denis, and Jessie. Nathaniel appears to be on his way to rounding out the top 10, with Ryne right behind him. Bet he glances over his shoulder a bit on that run. Cody and Brian are also in the relative safety of Two Rivers,...
Late yesterday evening, Misha Wiljes came in to Central checkpoint with Joker, a five-year-old male on her team who died approximately three miles outside of the checkpoint.