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February 04, 2020

Martin Early is a Kiwi, from a farming community south of Christchurch on the South Island of New Zealand. Martin Early has had a fascination with the “north” that started with a book, Pierre Bear, the Greatest Hunter of the North, that was read to him as a child. Growing up in New...

February 04, 2020

This morning at 8:28am AKST veteran musher Denis Tremblay (bib #5) scratched from the race in Circle, Alaska. He made the decision for the best interest of his team. At 8:36am AKST veteran musher Jason Campeau (bib #3) also scratched from the race in Circle, Alaska citing the same reasons.

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February 03, 2020

All eyes were on the Circle City checkpoint as Day 3 of the Yukon Quest began. Michelle Phillips was first in at 03:45AKST, followed by Brent Sass and Cody Strathe at around the 04:30 mark, and Allen Moore roughly an hour later. Phillips and her team of 13 were first to depart shortly after 10am...

February 03, 2020

Imagine for a moment that you have just spent the better part of two days on the tips of your toes, your knuckles white & clenched about the roughened & splintering grip tape on your handlebar, cascading through spruce forests, launching into gulleys & careening around sharp turns....

February 03, 2020

The Quest Guest Program is an online auction whereby friends and fans of the Yukon Quest bid on their favourite musher. As one of the perks, the highest bidders get a chance to have lunch with their musher before the race. We had a chance to speak with some of the Guests at the Quest Guest lunch...

February 02, 2020

Defending champion Brent Sass maintained his hold on the lead through most of the second day of the 2020 Yukon Quest 1,000 Mile International Sled Dog Race, but veteran Canadian musher Michelle Philips was hot on his tracks and eventually overtook on Birch Creek.

February 02, 2020

This afternoon veteran musher Chase Tingle (bib #14) was issued a time penalty of one hour for replacing broken parts on his sled at Mile 101, as per rule #11.

This time penalty will be served in Dawson City.

February 01, 2020

The 37th Yukon Quest 1,000 Mile International Sled Dog Race got underway under crisp and clear skies this morning in Fairbanks. Cheering Quest fans lined the chute to see off this year’s competitors, from veteran Richie Beattie who led the pack out in bib #1, to defending champion Brent Sass,...

February 01, 2020

Poised as we are on the cusp of the race start, it’s worth pausing a moment to examine the central question underlying the whole enterprise: why would anyone want to run 1,000 miles with their dogs through a daunting landscape in what is inarguably (sorry T.S. Eliot) the cruelest month in the...

January 31, 2020

Mushers competing in this year’s YQ300 drew their bib numbers at today’s race meeting. The field of 18 will start in the following order:

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