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Alaskan musher wins gruelling 1,600-kilometre Yukon Quest dog sled race

Allen Moore, of Two Rivers, Alaska, poses with his lead dogs Quito, left, and Olivia after winning the 1,000-mile Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race, Monday morning, Feb. 11, 2013, in Fairbanks, Alaska. (AP Photo/Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, Sam Harrel)
February 11, 2013 - 10:23 AM

VANCOUVER - A musher from Two Rivers, Alaska, has won the 2013 Yukon Quest dog sled race.

Allen Moore crossed the finish line in Fairbanks just before 8 a.m. PT on Monday.

Hugh Neff of Tok, (toke) Alaska, came in second, about an hour and 20 minutes later.

Winning the gruelling 1,600-kilometre race was sweet justice for Moore, who finished second to Neff by a mere 26 seconds last year.

Neff was first into Dawson City and picks up four ounces of Klondike Placer gold by finishing the 30th annual event that began Saturday with 26 mushers and their dog teams.

The third and fourth place mushers, Jake Berkowitz and Brent Sass of Alaska, are also expected to complete the Whitehorse-to-Fairbanks trek on Monday. (CKRW)

News from © The Canadian Press, 2013
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