Yukon Quest

Brent Sass wins the 2020 Yukon Quest

This is the Alaskan musher’s second consecutive win

Brent Sass leading Michelle Phillips as Yukon Quest finish nears

Both teams left Braeburn overnight with 11 dogs on the line headed for the finish in Whitehorse

Michelle Phillips and Brent Sass closing in on final Yukon Quest checkpoint

The two mushers have leapfrogged each other since leaving Dawson City

Mushers Dave Dalton and Chase Tingle scratch from Yukon Quest

Both mushers said their dogs caught stomach viruses. This was Dalton’s 30th and final Quest

Michelle Phillips leads the Yukon Quest into Pelly Crossing

The Yukoner reached the checkpoint at 8:11 a.m. with 12 dogs on the line

Yukon Quest leaders head for Pelly while remainder of field rests in Dawson City

Brent Sass hit the trail with his team at 5:43 p.m. on Feb. 7

Updated: Richie Beattie’s Yukon Quest dog team arrives in Dawson before he does

“I see the dog team coming from a distance around the bend and there was no musher”

Taking care of a team of Yukon Quest sled dogs starts with having a routine

“It’s something you’re used to doing and you don’t think twice about it”

Half the 2020 Yukon Quest field reaches Dawson City

Six mushers, including Tagish’s Michelle Phillips, reached Dawson on Feb. 6

Sass and Phillips first Quest mushers into Dawson City

Brent Sass reached the Dawson checkpoint at 5:43 a.m. on Feb. 6

What it takes to be a dog handler in the Yukon Quest

James Wilde has been a handler for Rob Cooke’s team in the last four Yukon Quests

Brent Sass leads the way out of Eagle during 2020 Yukon Quest

Tagish’s Michelle Phillips is currently in second place with 12 dogs on the line

Dave Turner wins Yukon Quest 300, Sass leads 1,000-mile race

As of 8 a.m. local time, Yukoner Michelle Phillips is running in second place in the 1,000-mile race

2020 Yukon Quest leaders reach Circle checkpoint

Yukoner Michelle Phillips was the first musher to get there

Brent Sass first into Mile 101 checkpoint on 2020 Yukon Quest

Yukoner Michelle Phillips was second into Mile 101, just nine minutes behind Sass

37th Yukon Quest starts in Fairbanks for 1,000-mile trek to Whitehorse

The 15 teams started the race in three minute intervals

Mushers prepped to hit the trail for Saturday’s Yukon Quest

The field of 15 includes two Yukoners and five Canadians

The Quest for perfection: How technology has influenced dog sled design

“A wooden sled and you hit something, it’s pretty hard to fix and you’re very likely out of the race”

Yukon Quest field down to just 15 after three withdrawals

Lori Tweddell and Louve Tweddell withdrew from the Quest after not completing qualification races

Mushers start signing up for the 2020 Yukon Quest

Ten mushers have already put their names down to do the full length