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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…

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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…

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