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Alaska musher wins the 35th Yukon Quest

Allen Moore poses with his lead dogs Commando, and Dutch for media after winning the Yukon Quest Tuesday morning. Photo: Tim Kucharuk/CKRW.

Two Rivers musher Allen Moore takes home his third title, along with $23,000 US in prize money, plus two ounces of Klondike placer gold.

Two Rivers, Alaska musher Allen Moore winning the 35th Yukon Quest.

Moore crossed the finish line in Whitehorse at 7:59 am in a time of 9 days, 18 hours, and 53 minutes to win his third title.

The 60-year-old finished with a full team of 14 dogs, and joked with those at the finish line, he's not sure how he did that.

Moore talks about the one major route change this year due to a lack of snow, which was mushing over Lake Laberge north of Whitehorse, instead of taking a more westerly route.

Moore says even with the cold, the conditions throughout the race were good.

Moore says his dogs Commando and Dutch stayed in the lead position 90 per cent of the time, pacing the way to the victory.

He also told those at the finish, winning is always good, and next year he will try for title number four.

Moore and his team win $23,049.33 US in prize money, plus 2 oz of Klondike Placer gold for being the 1st to Dawson, and finishing the race. 

Last year's champion Matt Hall is in second, while Michigan's Laura Neese is third, and both should arrive later Tuesday.

(Video: Moore wins the Quest.)

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