Lance Mackey and Ken Anderson are racing to the finish line in the Yukon Quest. Defending champion Mackey had a slight lead over Anderson when the two left the last checkpoint of Braeburn this afternoon. After a mandatory 8-hour rest, Mackey’s 11-dog team left at 1:53pm Yukon time. Rookie Ken Anderson left just 19 minutes later, with just eight dogs in harness. It’s 100 miles from Braeburn to the Whitehorse finish line.
Dan Bross, KUAC – Braeburn, Yukon and Libby Casey, KUAC – Fairbanks