Monday, February 4th, 2013
2013 Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race

2013 Yukon Quest rookie Cody Strathe of Fairbanks leaves the starting line in Whitehorse on Saturday. Below, Yukon Quest veteran Abbie West of Fairbanks high-fives a fan as she drives her team out of the starting chute. The 1,000-mile Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race runs from Whitehorse to Fairbanks. The race celebrates its 30th running this year. The frontrunners are expected to arrive at the halfway checkpoint of Dawson City on Thursday.

 

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Saturday, January 26th, 2013
2013 Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race

Only one more week to go until the beginning of the 2013 Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race in Whitehorse. I am really looking forward to it, as I haven’t seen the race in action since 2011. Here, Wade Marrs leaves the start line in Whitehorse during the 2011 race.

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Saturday, February 4th, 2012
Yukon Quest Start

Amazing how time passes. I took this picture a decade ago, the last time I saw the Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race start on the Chena River in downtown Fairbanks. Good luck to the 24 mushers and their teams who are off today on their 1,000 mile journey to Whitehorse.

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Monday, February 7th, 2011
2011 Yukon Quest Dog Power

The lead dogs of Ontario musher Hank DeBruin set the pace at the start of the 28th running of the Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race. These incredible canine athletes are the heart and soul of this epic 1,000 mile mushing marathon. Below, Two Rivers musher Mike Ellis’ team races down the starting chute.

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Sunday, February 6th, 2011
Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race

Yukon Quest musher Hugh Neff mushes his dog team down the starting chute in Whitehorse yesterday under clear skies and with temperatures of about -20 degrees Celsius. There are 25 mushers competing in the 28 running of the Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race. It will take the winning team a little over 9 days to mush the 1,000 miles from Whitehorse, Yukon, to Fairbanks, Alaska. Having followed the race for several years in the past, it’s great to be back and reconnect with many familiar faces. The Yukon Quest is so much more than a dog race. It’s an event that celebrates the spirit of the North and transcends the border that separates Alaskans and Yukoners.

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