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Yukon Quest – Day 5 — Why Now?
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Yukon Quest – Day 5

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Sled DogUpdate at 10PM CST. Hans Gatt arrived at Dawson at 6:02PM [race time], putting him on track to receive 4 ounces of gold if he finishes. He now has a 36-hour mandatory stop. This year’s race is on track to break the record… but – the weather that has made teams so fast is not good when you are running on a river that should be frozen solid. This is a real problem for the teams in the back, as the passage of the leaders may crack the ice. Any one of the four leaders could receive the four ounces of gold for being the first into Dawson, but the race will probably get a bit strange after Dawson, and you can expect people to turn off the GPS tracking, so the competition can’t find out what’s going on.

At Dawson
1 Hans Gatt (13)

Beyond Eagle
2 Zack Steer (2)
3 Lance Mackey (11)
4 Hugh Neff (23)
5 Ken Anderson (17)
6 Sonny Linder (20)
7 Gerry Willomitzer (5)
8 Abbie West (1)R
9 Brent Sass (12)
10 Joshua Cadzow (21)R
11 Normand Casavant (10)
12 David Dalton (3)
13 Sam Deltour (4)R
14 Kelley Griffin (15)
15 Dries Jacobs (22)R
16 Mike Ellis (18)
17 Pierre-Antoine Heritier (19)R

At Eagle
18 Cindy Barrand (9)R
19 Bart DeMarie (14)R
20 Peter Fleck (24)R
21 Katie Davis (6)R

Beyond Slaven’s Roadhouse
22 Jennifer Raffaeli (16)R
23 Jocelyne LeBlanc (8)R
24 Terry Williams (7)R

Official Yukon Quest links: Live Tracking, Current Standings, and Current News.

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

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