In the early hours of February 15, 2023, Michelle Phillips and her team crossed the finish line in Dawson City, YT, at 1:21 AM. A crowd gathered outside the Dawson Info Centre to cheer on Michelle as she and the pups came in.
Michelle of Tagish Lake Kennels started and finished the YQ450 with a team of twelve dogs.
Following the race, she spoke with media about her reflections on the trail and her hopes for the return of the 1000-mile Quest. As she journeyed from Whitehorse to Dawson, she thought of the mushers who came before her, the rich history of the Quest and the "sadness that the YQ hasn't come together again."
"Hopefully we can have another 1000 event. It's such a cool event. That we get to travel through such beautiful country."
Congratulations to Michelle and her team!