Yukon Quest

Final necropsy report confirms dog died of aspiration pneumonia during the 2019 Yukon Quest

Joker, a five-year-old dog on Misha Wiljes’ team, died just outside Central, Alaska

 

2019 Yukon Quest ends with finish banquet in Fairbanks, Alaska

“It’s a very strange up and down in this race. An extremely emotional cocktail to go with this race.”

 

Wind and whiteout conditions make for treacherous trek over Eagle Summit for a group of mushers

“I shined my headlamp on the marker and I just talked to her: ‘Do you see it Inca? Do you see it?’”

 

VIDEO: Michelle Phillips returns to the Yukon Quest after nearly a decade of running the Iditarod

“Once I’d helped him with the Yukon Quest one year, I decided to try my own race.”

VIDEO: Rob Cooke prepares to run an experienced team in his sixth Yukon Quest

“It can be tough, it can be lonely, but there is also some beautiful wilderness out there”

VIDEO: After a trying rookie race in the Yukon Quest, Nathaniel Hamlyn and his team are back for more

“I’m going to try to keep the team together and happy — that’s my big goal.”

UPDATED: Yukon Quest dog died from aspiration

Joker was a five-year-old male dog on Misha Wiljes’ team

Yukon Quest dog died from inhaling vomit, according to preliminary necropsy results

Misha Wiljes’ dog Joker died of aspiration according to a necropsy by Dr. Greta Krafsur

German rookie wins 2019 Yukon Quest red lantern

Hendrik Stachnau was the last musher to cross the finish line

Just four mushers remain on the Yukon Quest trail after finish line relocation

The trail was shortened 23 km due to increasingly dangerous conditions near downtown Fairbanks

Predictably unpredictable: Weather plays havoc with mushers and dogs alike during the Yukon Quest

After start date lows of -40 C, warm days and snowfall made Yukon Quest finish a challenge for all

Alaskan Brent Sass wins 2019 Yukon Quest with Whitehorse’s Hans Gatt close second

Four Canadians cracked the top 10, including two Yukoners in the top four

Michelle Phillips is fourth in the 2019 Yukon Quest

Phillips is the second Yukoner to complete the race

Local Hans Gatt places second in 2019 Yukon Quest

“After 30 years of mushing, I know when a dog team is running well and they did run well”

Brent Sass is the 2019 Yukon Quest champion

Sass arrived with a full team of dogs at the finish in Fairbanks just before 1 p.m. local time

Brent Sass surges into the Yukon Quest lead after Eagle Summit

The leader has just 183 km to cover before the finish in Fairbanks

Yukon Quest field spreads out across the Alaskan border

As leader Allen Moore prepares to reach Circle, the last of the mushers arrive in Eagle

Dawson City is a balance of calm and chaos during the Yukon Quest

“The guys have been in and out of the hotel room and I didn’t hear a thing — I just slept solidly”

Yukon Quest leaders head for Eagle

As of 10 a.m., 10 mushers are on the trail out of Dawson City

Mushers say 2019 Yukon Quest trail in good condition despite low snowfall

Yukon musher Rob Cooke was dragged behind his sled following a bad tangle