Thomas Tetz surprised race fans at Pelly Crossing by crossing the finish line first after leaving the checkpoint in third position, a few hours after the leader.
The four front runners left the Stewart River Dog Drop within 8 minutes of each other for the final dash into the 36 hour layover in Dawson City.Kleedehn and Willomitzer folled each other in to the
Lance Mackey arrived into Stewart River (aka Scroggie Creek) Tuesday morning at 2:45am. Dogs were reported to look great entering the dog drop. Hugh Neff followed Lance in at 4:00 am.
2-12-2007 7:30 pmPelly crossing welcomed Jeremie Matrishon, Roland Waldispuel and Thomas Tetz into the final checkpoint of the race.
Catherine Pinard decided to scratch from the race Monday night. No official reason was given.The front runners are already through Stepping Stone.
Every good musher knows that the one of the keys to distance racing is the efficiency of the musher.
Yukon Quest 300 mushers have started arriving in Carmacks. Jeremie Matrishon set a blazing pace in to arrive at 19:56 Sunday night.
The front running teams reached the Pelly Crossing Checkpoint early this morning. Lance Mackey and Hugh Neff pulled in about 20 minutes apart around 6 am.
Benedikt Beisch entered Carmacks at 1:38 am early Monday morning. The Checkpoint staff at Carmacks is awaiting the two remaining mushers, Bob McAlpin and Kyla Boivan.
As night fell on the second day of the 1000-mile Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race drew to a close, eight teams had reached the race’s second official checkpoint in Carmacks, Yukon – 177 mile