February 14, 2020

One musher across the line today, with two in striking distance, and the final musher on her way as the 2020 Yukon Quest 1,000 Mile International Sled Dog Race winds to a close.

Cheered in by friends, family, and fellow competitors Ryne Olson and Brent Sass, Richie Beattie clinched eighth place at 2:17am PST this morning. The Two Rivers, AK musher and his distinctive Coal Train team of dogs completed the final hundred miles in a time of 19 and a half hours, for a total time of 12 days, 14 hours and 17 minutes.

Rob Cooke and Pat Noddin left Braeburn early this morning, Cooke with 14 on the line, Noddin with 10. As of 11pm today, Noddin is about three miles in front of Cooke, both now within 25 miles of the finish line.

Current red lantern Olivia Webster reached Braeburn shortly after 1pm PST, departing at 10:05pm PST with a team of nine. Day’s end finds her with 90 miles to go before the finish of her rookie Quest run.

Join us for tomorrow’s arrivals at the Whitehorse finish line located at Shipyards Park and the Finish & Awards Banquet at the High Country Inn Yukon Convention Centre starting at 5pm PST.

Standings as of 11:00pm PST:

  1. Brent Sass - FINAL
  2. Michelle Phillips - FINAL
  3. Cody Strathe - FINAL
  4. Allen Moore - FINAL
  5. Torsten Kohnert - FINAL
  6. Ryne Olson - FINAL
  7. Nora Själin - FINAL
  8. Richie Beattie – FINAL
  9. Pat Noddin
  10. Rob Cooke
  11. Olivia Webster