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Brent Sass Wins Back to Back Yukon Quests, Claims Third Race Title

For the second year in a row, Eureka musher Brent Sass has won the Yukon Quest sled dog race, after he and 11 dogs pulled into Whitehorse at 1:51 (AKST) Tuesday afternoon. According to the Quest race chart, his total time is 10 days, 2 hours and 9 minutes. In live coverage from the Yukon […]

The Yukon Quest Finish Line is in Sight for Reigning Champ Brent Sass

Barring catastrophe, Brent Sass will repeat as champion in this year’s Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race, making this his second Quest win in-a-row. The mushing legend struck out from Braeburn at 10:37 AKST last night and hasn’t looked back. At the time of this update, Sass is less than eleven miles from the finish […]

Home Stretch of 2020 Yukon Quest, Sass Leaves Phillips Behind With 50 Miles to Go

The mad dash to the finish is on and last year’s Yukon Quest champion Brent Sass has a commanding lead on 2nd position Michelle Phillips in the 2020 race. Sass completed his mandatory 8-hour layover in Braeburn, the final checkpoint on the Quest trail, and began racing again after 10:30pm AKST last night. Phillips was […]

Sass Overtakes Phillips, Arrives First into Braeburn

Sled dog team mushes along a snowy forest trail

Snowfall greeted Brent Sass and his 11 dog team in Braeburn at 2:37pm AKST. But before the snow could cover their tracks, Michelle Phillips and her 11 dogs came in roughly thirty minutes later at 3:13pm: to the last checkpoint in the 2020 Yukon Quest International Sled Dog race. Phillips is striving to overtake Sass […]

Top Two Leaders Close in on Braeburn, Red Lantern Through 600 Miles of 1,000 Mile Race

Brent Sass and Michelle Phillips remain neck-and-neck as the leaders of the 2020 Yukon Quest bear down on Braeburn, the race’s final checkpoint. Officially, Phillips remains in first position after checking out of Carmacks this morning at exactly midnight, narrowly avoiding turning into a pumpkin. While the veteran musher is no Cinderella candidate in the […]

Dalton and Tingle Scratch as 2020 Quest Sees Field Dwindle to 11 Mushers

A pair of scratches and an injury scare have highlighted the last few days of the Yukon Quest. Over the weekend, Dave Dalton and Chase Tingle both elected to scratch in Dawson City. Coming to the same conclusion within almost ten minutes of each other, both cited a stomach virus was affecting their teams, saying […]

Phillips and Sass Leap-Frogging On Approach to Braeburn in 2020 Quest

Michelle Philips arrived into Carmacks late last night, disappearing into the night before Brent Sass had a chance to catch up. But according to the unofficial GPS tracker, as of 8am, Sass is right on Phillips’ heels less than 200 miles from the Yukon Quest finish line. By the time Phillips reached Pelly Crossing yesterday morning, […]

Close Race Between Cooke and Beattie, Quest Teams Get Pampered During Layover

As the back half of the Yukon Quest pack continues to trickle into Dawson City, the leaders are enjoying some much-needed rest and respite. Aliy Zirkle, a Yukon Quest winner and Allen Moore’s mushing partner, is currently supporting Moore as handler in this race. She told Quest staff yesterday in a video that this point […]

2020 Yukon Quest Pivots to Yukon Side of Trail, 7 Into Dawson At This Point

Close-up of sled dog team running down snowy trail with forested mountains in background.

Seven mushers have arrived into Dawson City, the halfway point in the 1,000-mile Yukon Quest, and that includes the first rookie. Nora Sjalin of Sweden joined Brent Sass, Michelle Phillips, Cody Strathe, Allen Moore, Torsten Kohnert, and Ryne Olson in her 36-hour mandatory layover just before 7am PST. All mushers in the field of 13 […]