Yukon Quest

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

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.”

German rookie wins 2019 Yukon Quest red lantern

Hendrik Stachnau was the last musher to cross the finish line

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?’”

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

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

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

UPDATED: Yukon Quest dog died from aspiration

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

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