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33rd Yukon Quest set to go

We're a week away from the 33rd Yukon Quest hitting the trail.

WHITEHORSE - The 23 mushers who are part of the race did their food drops in Whitehorse, and Fairbanks, and had a final vet check of their teams last weekend ahead of next Saturday's start in Alaska.

Yukon Executive Director Natalie Haltrich says organizers are keeping an eye on the weather, as the Canadian Rangers build the trail.

She says there's a different finish line this year.

"Right now the finish is scheduled to be Shipyards Park, which really is great for us and all of our sponsors the community of Whitehorse (and) our fans." Haltrich said.

He says another change this year has the top 10, not top 15 mushers splitting the $115,000 U.S. purse.

She says all indications at this point say the race should be able to traverse the American Summit between Eagle and Dawson.


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