Gatt First into Eagle in Yukon Quest

The Yukon Quest race leaders are still at the Eagle checkpoint, about 400 miles into the thousand mile trail. Hans Gatt was first in, around 12:30 today, followed closely by Zach Steer, Hugh Neff and Lance Mackey. The four mushers arrived at Eagle within a 20 minute time span. The next checkpoint after Eagle is Dawson City, the first scheduled stop for the mushers across the border, in Canada. It’s a 150 mile run from Eagle. Ken Anderson, Sonny Linder and Gerry Willomitzer are running several hours behind the leaders. They left Slavens Roadhouse Monday evening.

Annie Feidt, APRN – Anchorage

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