Hans Gatt crossed the finish line on February 20th at 20:40 Alaska Time. This made for a total run of 10 days, 9 hours and 19 minutes. This is still within the record time of 10 days, 16 hours and 20 minutes set by Frank Turner.Gatt was plagued with a bout of food poisoning ad spent much of his last 24 hours feeling very ill while still remaining in the race, and dealing with the very cold weather.Gatt was very tired when he arrived into Fairbanks with is 8 dogs, and suggested that this would be his last Yukon Quest for a while. We have heard that before, so we will not count him out of future races, though he does allude to a retirement from racing very soon.
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