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Yukon Quest 2020

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…

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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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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,…

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