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Yukon Quest update Day 5

Lead mushers expected into Dawson on Wednesday

Dawson City will welcome some special visitors on Wednesday.

Musher Brent Sass is leading the 33rd Yukon Quest, and is closing in on Dawson. If he makes it to Dawson first, and finishes the one-thousand mile dog sled race, he'll get four ounces of Klondike Placer Gold. He's currently just over 30 miles out.

Allen Moore is about 15 miles back. He blew through Clinton Creek just after 6 am Pacific time Wednesday, as Matt Hall, and Hugh Neff were resting. Neff has since left the stop. Ed Hopkins from Tagish is inching toward the Canada-U.S. border, and is 31 miles away from Clinton Creek.

Torsten Kohnert, and Tom Frode Johansen have gone over the American Summit, while Seth Barnes, and Andrew Pace are currently tackling the summit.

Yuka Honda left Eagle Wednesday morning, along with Mike Ellis, and Dave Dalton.

Cody Strathe, and Page Drobny are finishin up their manditory four hour break in Eagle.

Mendenhall's Luc Tweddell arrived in Eagle early Wednesday morning.

Rookie Laura Neese from Michigan, along with Whitehorse's Rob Cooke are about 14 miles outside of Eagle.

Gaeten Pirrard, and Sebastien Dos Santos Borges, are within 30 miles of Eagle.

At last check, Tore Albrightsen was still at Trout Creek, along with Tony Angelo.

Hank Debruin has left Slaven's Roadhouse, with 9 dogs still on the line. He had an issue with one of his dogs Monday afternoon, as the dog had to be airlifted to Circle City. There's no updated word on the condition of the dog, or as to what happened, but the dog was listed in stable condition on Tuesday.

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