Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Yukon Quest Update #18

Twenty-four hours after the race was decided by mere seconds, teams are still on the march towards the finish line in Whitehorse.

Perennial Quest favorite Brent Sass rounds out the Top Five.

24-year-old Norwegian rookie Joar Leifseth Ulsom took 6th place, 14 minutes ahead of 61-year-old Sonny Lindner, winner of the first-ever Yukon Quest in 1984. The two seemingly raced each other the entire trail.

Abbie West appears to be nearing the finish line ahead of Kristy Berington.
Dave Dalton should finish in 10th.

Kyla Durham will be back on the trail within the hour for the run to the finish.

Paige Drobny, Trent Herbst, Gus Guenther, Yuka Honda and Brian Wilmshurst are on the way to Braeburn.

Misha Pedersen is on her way to Carmacks.

Marcelle Fressineau has passed through Stepping Stone. Current Red Lantern Michael Telpin is not there yet, whereabouts unknown as his tracker isn’t working. As checkpoints clear out, it is hopeful the two will be able to continue to the finish line, as long as they have access to supplies.

Unofficial Standings as of 7:30am ET:

1 Allen Moore (1)
2 Hugh Neff (6)
3 Lance Mackey (16)
4 Jake Berkowitz (13) (R)
5 Brent Sass (10)
6 Joar Leifseth Ulsom (17) (R)
7 Sonny Lindner (3)

On the way to Whitehorse
8 Abbie West (21)
9 Kristy Berington (2) (R)
10 Dave Dalton (4)

In Braeburn
11 Kyla Durham (7)

On the way to Braeburn
12 Paige Drobny (12) (R)
13 Trent Herbst (22) (R)
14 Gus Guenther (20) (R)
15 Yuka Honda (19) (R)
16 Brian Wilmshurst (11) (R)

On the trail to Carmacks
17 Misha Pedersen (5) (R)

On the trail to Pelly Crossing
18 Marcelle Fressineau (15) (R)
19 Michael Telpin (24) (R)

Nikolay Ettyne (14) (R)
Maren Bradley (23) (R)
Jason Weitzel (9) (R)
Mike Ellis (18)

Kurt Reich (8) (R)

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