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Wednesday February 8, 2017

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The 2017 Yukon Quest kicked off on Feb. 4. Here is a selection of images from the first day of the race.

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1 A handler preps Hugh Neff's sled at dawn on race day. (Joel Krahn)
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2 Ontario musher Hank DeBruin unloads his dogs before the start of the race. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News)
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3 Vets check Ed Hopkins' dogs prior to the start in Whitehorse (Joel Krahn/Yukon News)
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4 Lorne Martin from North Vancouver, B.C., has attended every Yukon Quest since the mid-1980's. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News)
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5 The Dakhka Kwhaan Dancers perform before the start of the race. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News)
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6 Veteran Yuka Honda's dogs speed down the start chute in Whitehorse. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News)
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7 Tok, Alaska's Hugh Neff begins his 1,600 kilometre journey. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News)
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8 2015 winner Brent Sass begins his quest for another title. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News)
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9 Ryne Olson waves as she leaves the start line. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News)
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10 Yukon musher Ed Hopkins waves to fans as he leaves the start line. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News)
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11 Yukon Quest rookie — and Iditarod veteran — Katherine Keith starts her journey to Fairbanks. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News)
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12 Brian Wilmshurst's dogs leap into action at the start of the race. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News)
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13 Allen Moore's team sprints out of the start chute. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News)
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14 Paige Drobny crosses the Yukon River Feb. 4. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News)
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15 Ed Hopkins shoots down a steep stretch of trail near the Takhini River bridge. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News)
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16 Katherine Keith and Matt Hall help their fellow musher Sebastien Dos Santos Borges after he skidded off the trail. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News)
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17 Sebastien Dos Santos Borges' dogs take off after his sled was freed from being tangled in trees. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News)
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18 Dave Dalton speeds down a narrow stretch of trail. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News)
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19 Allen Moore rides along the Yukon River Feb. 4. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News)
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20 U.K.'s Rob Cooke turns onto the Takhini River. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News)
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21 Whitehorse's Nathaniel Hamlyn sets off on his first Quest 300 en route to placing third. (Tom Patrick/Yukon News)
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22 Michigan's Brian Kandler crosses the Yukon River in Whitehorse on Feb. 4. (Tom Patrick/Yukon News)
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23 Michigan's Lynne Witte and her team climb a steep hill early in the race on Feb. 4. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News)
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24 Quest 300 musher Chase Tingle sets the pace down the Long Lake Road. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News)
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25 Olaf Thurau leads Jacob Heigers down a stretch outside Whitehorse. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News)
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26 Fabien Cayer-Barrioz runs his team down the Long Lake Road in the Quest 300. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News)

1 Comment

Dennis Allen wrote:
1:49pm Thursday February 9, 2017

Sorry to hear about Yuka’s dog.  My heart goes out to her.  I admire her spirit.  Go Yuka!  Pulling for Fast Eddy to keep up with the pack.  He’s got them all looking over their shoulders.  I predict he’s going to finish top five again, maybe even move up a place or two.  Hope Dawn’s donuts did the trick for you.

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