Yukon Quest Update: Gatt Leads at Halfway Mark

Hans Gatt, a three-time Quest champ, took the halfway prize gold Wednesday night by throwing down an impressive run between the last checkpoint at Eagle and Dawson.  He covered the 150-mile stretch in 22 hours 41 minutes, a likely but unconfirmed record.  Four-time past Quest winner Lance Mackey, and last year’s runner-up Hugh Neff trailed Gatt into Dawson by 3 hours.  Zack Steer and Ken Anderson were another three hours behind. Mackey says he isn’t shaken by Gatt’s bold run into Dawson and midway point lead.

Dan Bross, KUAC – Fairbank and Joshua Armstrong, Fairbans Daily News-Miner

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