04 February 2014

Sass Leads Yukon Quest; Zirkle Wins Quest 300

After coming up short last year by less than 10 seconds, Aliy Zirkle blazed to victory Monday in the Yukon Quest 300, while husband Allen Moore chased leader Brent Sass in pursuit of a second straight victory in the 1,000-mile Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race.

Zirkle, a Two Rivers musher who finished second by eight seconds last year in the 300-mile version of the Quest, arrived at the Central finish line at 7:28 p.m. Chase Tingle of New Hampshire finished second at 9:07 p.m.

More than 200 miles beyond, on their way to Eagle, were Sass, Moore and 2012 Quest champion Hugh Neff -- the top three finishers in last year's race.

Aliy Zirkle sits with her dog team after winning the Yukon Quest 300 Sled Dog Race Monday evening, Feb 3, 2014, in Central, Alaska. "I haven't been over that part of the trail since 2000," Zirkle said of her 2000 championship run of the 1,000 mile Yukon Quest International Sled dog Race. Sam Harrel/News-Miner

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Old NFO said...

So they both compete... THAT has to make for some interesting dinner conversations... :-)

Rev. Paul said...

No holds barred; no quarter given. Interesting is probably an understatement.