Lance Mackey has taken the lead in the Yukon Quest sled dog race. He arrived at Eagle Checkpoint at 2:08 this afternoon, with Hugh Neff one minute behind. Allen Moore and Brent Sass are also resting at Eagle. Meanwhile, a second musher has dropped out of the race. Rookie Jason Weitzel of Two Rivers scratched back at Circle.
Mushers in the race are logging a lot of miles on the Yukon River. As KUAC’s Emily Schwing reports from the Yukon Quest trail, the river offers its own set of challenges.
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