Aiyana O'Shaughnessy crossed the finish line at Pelly Crossing at 12:55 pm on February 13th to win 1st place in the YQ250. Aiyana finished with 12 dogs. O'Shaughnessy works as a handler for Tagish Lakes Kennels.
"The dogs were awesome. They did great. It was some of dogs' longest race and they did really well," said Aiyana. "There were so many beautiful areas along the race, including some crazy moments like at jumble ice, which kept me awake," she laughed.
Michael Burtnik arrived at 3:15 pm with 9 dogs. His partner met him at the finish line with their fifteen-month old baby and Michael was all smiles.
Craig Houghton, a high school principal from Fort St. John, BC, drove into the Pelly finish at 5:20 pm with 8 dogs.
Congratulations to Aiyana, Michael, and Craig for finishing in the top three.