Monday, February 16

The Toughest Race of them All

Well, the most grueling sled dog race of them all has begun again. No, not the Iditarod, but the Yukon Quest:

The first Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race started in 1984 and has been run each year since over the 1,000 miles (1,600 km) of rough, sometimes hazardous terrain between Whitehorse, Yukon and Fairbanks, Alaska (view race map). This event takes place each year in mid February when the weather conditions can be the coldest and/or most unpredictable of the year. The starting point alternates between the two cities, even years from Fairbanks, odd years from Whitehorse. The race starts on schedule regardless of weather and will take from 10 to 13 days to complete, depending on conditions encountered on the trail.

Unfortunately, one of the old favorites, William Kleedehn, has been forced to scratch already due to a broken leg.

Keep up on the lastest race results here.