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Sports archive for January 9, 2014

Yukon Quest unveils sleek new website

The Yukon Quest 1,000 Mile International Sled Dog Race launched a brand-new website Tuesday.

By Whitehorse Star on January 9, 2014 at 3:23 pm

The Yukon Quest 1,000 Mile International Sled Dog Race launched a brand-new website Tuesday.

Visitors to http://www.yukonquest.com will find an updated, modern look, with mobile-friendly pages for those watching on-the-go from their smartphones or tablets.

Popular features such as the SPOT Tracker, musher bios and updated news feed remain in place, but all content has now been streamlined for easier viewing.

“We are very excited to unveil our new website just in time for this year’s race,” said Marie Belanger, executive director of the Yukon Quest – Yukon. “The new site is much easier for the fans to navigate, and having the ability to connect with mobile devices is huge. We anticipate more web traffic, which will also mean increased exposure for the Yukon Quest, and more value for our sponsors.”

The new website was designed by local creative agency Outcrop Yukon.

The 31st Yukon Quest starts Feb. 1 in Fairbanks.

In other race news, rookie Two Rivers, Alaska musher Judith Currier has dropped out of the 1,000-mile race leaving 20 competitors to battle for the 2014 title.

Normand Casavant and Brian Wilmshurst are the only two Yukoners registered.

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