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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 […]

Strathe and Moore Join Top Two in Dawson, Teams Fight Windblown Trails

All Yukon Quest teams are checked out of Eagle, making their ways towards Dawson City and the race leaders, where they and their dogs will enjoy 36 hours of rest. The trail hasn’t been the easiest so far. Drifting snow and winds have been a challenge for the teams, as Torsten Kohnert told KUAC Radio […]

The Long Wait Begins in Dawson for Several 2020 Quest Teams

Silhouettes of musher with headlamp and sled dog team running through a narrow, snowy forest trail in the pitch blackness of night.

The top mushers in the Yukon Quest field of 13 have reached the race’s figurative “Eye of the Storm,” a mandatory 36-hour rest period in Dawson City. Official leader Brent Sass and second position Michelle Phillips arrived early this morning. As of this update at 12pm, they were joined within the last half hour by […]

Sass Crossed International Border, Most Quest Teams Into Eagle Checkpoint

Brent Sass has crossed into the Yukon Territories, maintaining his 30-mile lead on Michelle Phillips for the Yukon Quest 2020. Unofficial GPS results show Sass already resting at the Clint Creek Hospitality stop. What was once a pack of four frontrunners tightly grouped together, has now begun to thin out. At 1:50pm, Ryne Olson set […]

Quest Leaders Close in On Alaska-Yukon Border, Sass Out in Front

*9am Update: Not much has changed within the last hour at the top of the 2020 Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race as the top mushers crest 400 miles in and head towards Dawson City. Brent Sass is holding onto first position, with the GPS saying he’s about 10 miles ahead of second position and […]

Brent Sass Leading Towards Eagle, Campeau Says He Scratched Due to Crash

Close-up portrait of sled dog at rest, with bits of snow and frost on its snout.

Unofficial GPS results show reigning champion Brent Sass leading the Yukon Quest 2020 pack as of this update, at just over 20 miles outside of Eagle. But, he’s seeing good competition from the other top mushers: Michelle Phillips and Cody Strathe. According to official results, Phillips was in first position after leaving Circle City first […]

Dave Turner Claims YQ-300 Win, Quest 1,000 Mile Racers Heading Towards Eagle

Sled dogs, wearing red jackets and neon-yellow booties, mush down a snowy trail with the sun low on the horizon over mountains in the background.

Mushers in the 2020 Yukon Quest are barreling towards warmer weather and the Yukon side of the race as they set their sights on the Eagle checkpoint. Cold temperatures have caused problems for mushers throughout the race. Unofficially, the current leader Brent Sass told KUAC yesterday that he had to worry about the cold temperatures’ […]