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Alaskan musher Allen Moore wins 2018 Yukon Quest

Alaskan musher Allen Moore wins 2018 Yukon Quest
From CBC - February 13, 2018

Veteran Alaskan musher Allen Moore is now a three-time championof the Yukon Quest.

Moore was the first tocrossthe finish line at Shipyards Park in Whitehorse at about 8:00a.m. local time on Tuesday.

As he approached the final leg on Monday,Moore had about a five hour lead heading into Whitehorse. He finished the race with all 14 dogs that he startedwith an unusual feat for a Quest musher, and even more so for a front-runner.

Moore was also a champion in 2013 and 2014a year for which he also holds the record for fastest winning time of 8days, 14 hours, 21 minutes.

Twenty-six mushers signed up for the 1,600-kilometre international sled dog race this year, which started in Fairbanks, Alaska, on Feb. 3. As of Tuesday morning, only 15 mushers remained in the race: ninehad scratched, while two were withdrawn.

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