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Yukon Quest 2017 – Day 8

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Sled DogThis morning Brent and Matt are at Slaven’s Roadhouse, while Hank is alone at Dawson and can’t leave until early this afternoon.

At 11AM CST (8AM AKST) everyone except Hank is in Alaska.

At 4PM CST Matt is about an hour ahead of Brent out of Slaven’s and Hank & the Sibs are headed for Alaska.

It looks like it is going to be Matt & Brent battling it out to the end. If they wear each other out, Hugh will pounce.

The Current Standings at 9:00PM CST ( 6:00PM AKST):

Beyond Eagle
1 Brent Sass (14)
2 Hugh Neff (9)
3 Matt Hall (20)
4 Allen Moore (8)
5 Ed Hopkins (18)
6 Paige Drobny (7)
7 Katherine Keith (19)R
8 Torsten Kohnert (21)
9 Ryne Olson (15)
At Eagle
10 Jessie Royer (1)R
11 Brian Wilmshurst (16)
12 Dave Dalton (13)
13 Rob Cooke (4)
Beyond Dawson
14 Gaetan Pierrard (10)
15 Sébastien Dos Santos Borges (5)R
16 Ben Good (3)R
17 Hank DeBruin (17)

These are the official standings. That means they are official, not that they are correct. Things jump around a lot as people decide to update the standings. This problem is especially bad in the back of the pack, as no one bothers to update those standings when the lead is changing.

The Mushers in bold are former winners of the Yukon Quest, the numbers in parentheses are their Bib numbers, and the small “R” indicates a rookie.

Note: This post will be updated during the day, and the map changed on all posts to reflect the current situation.

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1 JuanitaM { 02.11.17 at 12:30 pm }

Just looked up Slaven’s Roadhouse. Enjoyed reading about the history of it.

It’s 1:30 EST and the top three are still at Slaven’s. DeBruin is kind of lonely at the end of the pack. It’s says he’s going 0.5 mph, but it looks to me like he’s still at Dawson. Maybe he’s just heading out.

2 Bryan { 02.11.17 at 4:30 pm }

He started slow and only has 8 dogs pulling, so I don’t expect bursts of speed. Rob Cooke’s Sibs seem to be weathering the trail better.

From Eagle to Circle they are on the Yukon, and stay on the flats to Central where they do the double climb. The speeds should go up a lot in that stretch.