Mackey and Anderson race for the finish in Yukon Quest

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