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Called the Toughest Sled Dog Race in the World, the Yukon Quest is also one of the world's most famous sled dog races, right after the world-renowned Iditarod.  Running more than 1,000 miles from Fairbanks, Alaska, to Whitehorse, Yukon, the race draws mushers ready to tackle the Northern wilderness. 2008 saw the Silver Anniversary running of the Quest. A total of 21 mushers are signed up for the Yukon Quest 2014 starting Feb. 1, compared to 26 mushers in 2013. Read a wrap-uo of the 2013 Quest. Follow the race each year at the official Yukon Quest site, on its Facebook page or on Twitter @theYukonQuest.

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· 2014 Yukon Quest Race - the current official Web site for the race
   that will get underway on February 1, 2014, in Fairbanks, Alaska.
· See all 2008 mushers - including defending champ Lance Mackey and
   rookie Donald Smidt, who will run his Howl'n Wind Siberian Huskies.
· Defending champion Lance Mackey is signed up for the Quest
   and Iditarod in 2008, aiming to defend both 2007 titles
· Yukon Quest 300 - the Quest 250 race has been
  lengthened to 300 miles/450km
· Junior Yukon Quest - the 150+ race from Fairbanks
  to Chena Hot Springs and back, with 12-hour layover
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  meet Quest racers including Aliy Zirkle, Bruce Lee, Frank
  Turner, Andre Nadeau, more
· Yukon Quest in Wikipedia, noting that the Quest is run every
   February, Fairbanks to Whitehorse in even-numbered years
   and from Whitehorse to Fairbanks in odd-numbered years
· Yukon Quest Background - a detailed look
· Yukon Quest: Toughest Race in the World - race profile
  with distances between checkpoints, trivia, more
· Yukon Quest - with mushers entered, photos from previous
  races, more. Site in German

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· History of the Yukon Quest - from the first
   race in 1984 and including the fastest race,
   the slowest race and the closest race
· Yukon Quest History from the official site
· History & Facts about the Yukon Quest
   with race procedures, from Fairbanks,
· History & Trivia for the Quest from
· The Quest & Mushing Magazine - how his
   covering of the 1987 Quest led Todd Hoener
  to launch Mushing magazine

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· Yukon Quest Results - complete results for 1997, 1998 and
  1998, with top finishers for 1993-1996; many photos
· Quest Awards - including the Challenge of the North
  Award, Rookie, Red Lantern and more

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· - a source of updates on the Yukon Quest,
  the Iditarod and other major sled dog races
· Yukon Quest Hall of Fame from the official site, including
  the winning times for 1984-2005
· All mushers who ever ran the Yukon Quest, A to Z guide

2008 Quest
· Mushing covers musher sign-up for 2008

2007 Quest
· 2007 Quest winner was Lance Mackey, running a new
   record time of
10 days, 2 hours, 37 minutes
2007 Coverage at Muktuk

2006 Quest
· 2006 Yukon Quest coverage by,
   with victory by Lance Mackey, who beat
   Frank Turner's old record time by
   finishing in 10 days, 7 hours and 47
· 2006 coverage by Fairbanks News Miner

2005 Quest
· Lance Mackey wins in 11 days 32 minutes,
   and 2005 Quest in photographs

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Yukon Quest
Photo Journey

2004 Quest
· Hans Gatt made it 3 in a row in 2004, finishing in
  race in 10 days 17 hours, 54 minutes

2003 Quest
· Yukon Quest Stories - from the Anchorage Daily News,
  including Han Gatt's repeat victory in 2003, finishing in
  race in 10 days 16 hours, 28 minutes

2002 Quest
Hans Gatt won in 2002, the first European national to win, finishing in 11 days 4 hours, 22 minutes

2001 Quest
· Tim Osmar Wins 2001 Quest running it in 11 days,

  13 hours, 38 minutes
· Frank Turner finished sixth, but his record time of
  10 days 16 hours and 18 minutes set in 1995 win
  stands [story gone]
· Audio Reports from KUAC Radio - check it out!

2000 Quest
· Aliy Zirkle Wins 2000 Quest - first woman winner of the

  world's toughest sled dog race, with a time of 10 days 22
  hours and 57 minutes
· Feature on the Quest 2000 - from the National Post
· Photo Gallery from 2002 and earlier, including pictures of
  Aliy Zirkle, and photos from 2003 and 2004

1999 Quest
· Ramy Brooks holds off Mark May to win 1999 Quest,
  running at a pace of 11 days 8 hours 27 minutes
Photos of the 1999 Yukon Quest Start - in Fairbanks

1998 Quest
· Bruce Lee won in 1998 with a time of 11 days 11 hours
  and 27 minutes, followed by Andre Nadeau running Siberian
  huskies in 11 days 15 hours and 13 minutes
· Doug Harris placed 6th in 1996 and earned Challenge of
  the North award, then 10th in 1998 - read interview
· Photos of the 1998 Quest start
· Klondike Sun coverage - photo of Andre Nadeau arriving in
  Dawson City, an editorial, story of John Firth's book
· 1998 Yukon Quest - a student site

1997 Quest
· 1997 Running of the Yukon Quest - feature in Salon
  Magazine Online Wanderlust section
· Rick Mackey won in 12 days, 5 hours, 55 minutes

1996 Quest
· John Schandelmeier won in 1996 in 12 days 16 hours and
  6 minutes, his second victory, the first coming in 1992

1995 Quest
· Frank Turner won in 1995 in a new record time of 10 days
  16 hours 18 minutes, beating Charlie Boulding's 1991
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1994 Quest
· Lavon Barve won in 1994 in 10 days, 22 hours, 44 minutes

1993 Quest
· Charlie Boulding won in 1993 in 10 days, 19 hours,
  9 minutes

1992 Quest
· John Schandelmeier won in 1992 in 11 days, 21 hours,
  40 minutes

1991 Quest
· Charlie Boulding won in 1991, running a pace of 10 days,
  21 hours 12 minutes, with Bruce Lee just 5 minutes back

1990 Quest
· Vern Halter won in 1990 in 11 days, 17 hours, 9 minutes

1989 Quest
· Jeff King won in 1989 in 11 days, 20 hours, 51 minutes

1988 Quest
· David Monson won in 1988 in 12 days, 5 hours, 6 minutes
· Ty Halvorson had longest finishing time in race history in

  1988, taking 20 days 9 hours and 16 minutes

1987 Quest
· Bill Cotter won in 1987 in 12 days, 4 hours, 34 minutes

1986 Quest
· Bruce Johnson of Atlin B.C. was the first Canadian to win,
  running a pace of 14 days 9 hours and 17 minutes

1985 Quest
· Joe Runyan won in 1985 in 11 days, 11 hours, 55 minutes

1984 Quest
· Sonny Lindner won in 1984 in 12 days 0 hours 5 minutes


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Yukon Quest
· Yukon Quest Trail - a 2006 musher's perspective, including
  the idea that musher and team are a self-sufficient unit
· Map of 2006 Yukon Quest Trail
· Colorful Map of Quest Trail
- with 1984-1997 champions
  and Frank Turnner's 1995 record time
· Yukon Quest Trail Map plus a chart of distances between
  the race checkpoints
· Yukon Quest Topographical Map
from Whitehorse to Eagle,
  click areas to see more detailed maps such as this stretch
  of the trail from
King Solomon to Dawson
· Yukon Quest 300 - guide to the trail for 2005
· Junior Yukon Quest Trail Map for 2005
· Maps of the Iditarod & Yukon Quest Trails
· Yukon Quest Sled Dog Race Adventures

· Iditarod Trail
- northern & southern routes, mileage and
  more from the official race site, and a 2006 interactive map
· Iditarod Trail Map
- clickable map, trail challenges
Iditarod Trail Map - including large scale map with
   clickable checkpoints to information

· Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race Map
· Iditarod Trail Route
- article and maps
· WorkingDogWeb Guide to the Iditarod
- more maps, more
  race resources
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· Weather Forecasts - Alaska Updated
- conditions and
  forecasts for Anchorage, McGrath, Nome, more

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Yukon Quest
All Quest Winners 1984-2004
· Aliy Zirkle: Winner of the 2000 Quest and an interview
  with Aliy Zirkle
· Ramy Brooks: Winner of 1999 Quest and an interview
  with Ramy Brooks  
· Frank Turner: Winner of 1995 Quest - also finished in
  the money 10 times in the 1984-2000 period, and an
  interview with Frank Turner
· Jeff King: Winner of the 1989 Quest - and three-time
  Iditarod champion
· Rick Mackey: Iditarod & Quest Racer - he placed 2nd in
  the 1996 Quest, won in 1997 and 3rd in his 3rd Quest,
  and has 11 top 10 finishes in the Iditarod
· Doug Harris: Quest musher
Brian Patrick O'Donoghue
- journalist, book author, and
  Quest and Iditarod racer

· Amli-noma Siberian Huskies in the Quest
· Ellie Claus
- winner of the 2001 and 2002 Junior Yukon
  Quest and the 2003 Junior Iditarod

Iditarod 2005 Mushers - all the mushers in this year's
  edition of the Last Great Race
· Iditarod 2005 Mushers with links to their profiles

· Martin Buser & His Dogs
- 4-time Iditarod champions
Dogs of the Iditarod - the real champions, with a look at
  origins of the Alaskan husky, feeding and conditioning top
  dogs, and why Alaska needed the Iditarod

· Iditarod Hall of Fame - from the Anchorage Daily News
· Iditarod - with daily reports, presented by Cabela's Inc.

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· Quest Training Guide - a 4-part quide to preparing for
  the Quest or other long-distance races, from the
  Finishers Club
Iditarod Training Log - for a 2001 Iditarod musher
· Iditarod Equipment and how everything from sleds to
  sleeping bags have changed in 25 years

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· Iditarod - FIVEani-redstar.gif (899 bytes)SITE official Web site with musher
  race results,biographies, news, much more

· WorkingDogWeb Guide to the Iditarod - much more
  race information

· Iditarod Race Facts & Figures
- plus general information,
  history, trail map, and visitor housing in Nome

· Iditarod Race Photographs and race history
· Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race
- big photo gallery

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Sled Dog Racing Sport
· Mushing Classroom Materials

·Yukon Quest
Yukon Quest Student Challenge with
   a good map

· Yukon Quest Student Homepage

· Yukon Quest Reading Challenge
  stimulate reading at home with the
  Quest Challenge project, in Canada

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The Great Race to
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Adventure Across
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· Student Yukon Quest - history, pictures, links
· Using the Quest to Learn about the Arctic - in a Florida
  school district
· Yukon Students' Quest Poetry
- illustrated
· Earn Girl Scout Dog Mushing Badge - based on the Quest
  or Iditarod, no matter where you live
· Ask for Teachers' Packet for the Yukon Quest developed and

  updated since 1994 by Cathi Dunham, a teacher who ran the
  Carmacks Checkpoint 1989-1993. Packet recognized by Yukon
  education department. Click to e-mail Cathi.

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- a fun activity center
· Iditarod Teachers on the trail - and many other teaching ideas
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