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Yukon Quest 2011 – Day 3

Yukon Quest trail

Sled DogThere has been the first scratch at Carmacks last night, when rookie Denis Tremblay (2) of Quebec dropped out because his puppies apparently picked up a virus. That’s troubling, because there seem to be a lot of early dropping of dogs.

The early leaders are making their push by reducing rest time rather than running faster. That might win Dawson, but it makes the second half harder, and it is already the pits,

Update at 10:30PM CST

Beyond Pelly Crossing

1 Brent Sass (22)
2 Hugh Neff (8)
3 Hans Gatt (13)
4 Ken Anderson (18)
5 Sebastian Schnuelle (11)
6 Joshua Cadzow (16)
7 Dallas Seavey (3)I
8 Wade Marrs (15)I
9 Allen Moore (24)I
10 Dan Kaduce (10)
11 Michelle Phillips (4)
12 Kelley Griffin (1)
13 Mike Ellis (5)
14 Jodi Bailey (17)R
15 Johannes Rygh (6)R
16 David Dalton (23)

At Pelly Crossing

17 Clint Warnke (25)I
18 Tamara Rose (12)I
19 Jerry Joinson (21)R

Beyond Carmacks

20 Hank DeBruin (19)I
21 Christine Roalofs (9)R
22 Didier Moggia (7)
23 Kyla Durham (14)R

Allen Dennis (20) has scratched at Carmacks. He was down to 10 dogs, and they don’t seem to have been happy puppies.

The Mushers in bold are former winners of the Yukon Quest, the numbers in parentheses are their Bib numbers, the small “I” indicates a Quest rookie who has competed in the Iditarod, and the small “R” indicates a total 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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