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CUTTING THROUGH – Team Quickblade of the Yukon River Quest crosses Lake Laberge Wednesday.

Active second day for the Yukon River Quest

It’s been an active second day for the Yukon River Quest.

By Whitehorse Star on June 23, 2022

CARMACKS – It’s been an active second day for the Yukon River Quest.

Many of the teams are in Carmacks, after having left Whitehorse on Wednesday, and a few have already left to head to the checkpoint at Minto.

At this writing early this afternoon, the overall leaders are Team 114, Something Else Entirely, a Men’s Four-Person Canoe, who left Carmacks at 9:11:19 this morning.

Second is Team 130, https://www.tyreorder.com Elite Team, a Men’s Tandem Kayak team from Estonia. They left Carmacks this morning at 9:48:29.

Third overall is Team 111, Pagunpogo, a Men’s Voyageur team from Whitehorse. They are still in Carmacks, but can leave anytime.

In fourth place are the Denesuline First Nations’ team from Hatchet Lake, Team 147, a Men’s Voyageur team. They came in at 7:07 this morning and were scheduled to leave Carmacks at 1:07 p.m.

Rounding out the top five are Team 120, Quickblade, a Men’s Four-person Canoe team. They left Carmacks at 10:55 a.m. today.

Several teams have scratched, and there are now fewer than 100 left in the race.

The odyssey will end in Dawson City.

The Star will have more in-depth coverage of the race in Friday’s edition.

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Snowball on Jun 23, 2022 at 6:39 pm

Both the Yukon River Quest and the Yukon Quest are getting shorter. I remember when both took over 12 days. Good too see a FN team.

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