Yukon Quest: Mushers Dig Into Bag Of Tricks As Race Picks Up

The top five teams are headed for Circle City. It’s the next stop on the Yukon Quest trail. The race course follows a similar route used in the early 1900’s by two brothers who delivered mail by dog sled between Eagle and Circle. It’s a long, flat run on the river, but this year’s competition promises to make it anything but ordinary.The next 159 miles of Yukon Quest trail could shake up the race permanently. It’s something six-time finisher Brent Sass is well aware of. “I’m looking to kinda start racing now,” he says, “So yeah, I got a few tricks up my sleeve so yeah, the Yukon’s gonna be fun.” Sass has run a conservative race so far. He admits daytime temperatures between 20 and 30 degrees could take a toll on his thick-coated dogs if he’s not careful. “There’s no way I’m gonna be able to run in the middle of the day with that kind of heat if that actually comes,” he says. Read more here: http://fm.kuac.org/post/mushers-dig-bag-tricks-race-picks


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