Norwegian Markus Ingebretsen: ‘I’d never thought about mushing before…’

It’s nearly three in the morning and Norwegian Markus Ingebretsen is asleep in the Braeburn Lodge, a log cabin roadhouse 100 miles north of Whitehorse, Yukon Territory.He’s reached the first checkpoint of the Yukon Quest 1,000 Mile International Sled Dog Race, an annual event that leads mushers and their teams of up to 14 dogs across the frozen tundra of the North.Ingebretsen left the starting chute in second position at 11 a.m. He’s now in 14th place. It’s taken him more than 15 hours to travel the 100 miles to Braeburn.Read more here:


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