Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Brent Sass, Alaskan Musher, Wins 2019 Yukon Quest with Full Team of Dogs

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Brent Sass, Alaskan Musher, Wins 2019 Yukon Quest with Full Team of Dogs

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Alaskan musher wins 36th Yukon Quest

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska - Alaskan musher Brent Sass has won the 36th annual Yukon Quest.

This is his second time winning what is considered the toughest dog sled race on the planet.

He crossed the finish line in Fairbanks, Alaska, on Monday afternoon with a full team of 14 dogs.

Thirty teams from Canada, the United States and as far away as the Czech Republic and New Zealand were at the start line in Whitehorse on Feb. 2 to compete in the 1,600 kilometre race.

By completing the race and being the first musher to make it to Dawson City, Sass will also take home two ounces of Klondike placer gold worth about $3,400.

Sass said he went into the race with a plan and a schedule.

"My goals were to have fun, to kill my run on Birch Creek, and be competitive, and we did all three of those goals, so that's great," he said after the win. …

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