The first of the 1000 mile dog sled marathons kicks off today in Whitehorse (Canada) and will finish in about 9 days in Fairbanks (USA). Some of these mushers will compete in another 1000 mile race, The Iditarod, starting a month from now. Not much time to recuperate. To follow the Questers I recommend going to yukonquest.com and using the live tracker option. This is free to use unlike the the Iditarod tracker where you need to become an Insider (well worth it by the way). The image above is from the start of the 2012 Iditarod. I have yet to make the Yukon Quest, but, rest assured it’s on my bucket list.
To get you fired-up and in the mood for today’s start of the Yukon Quest, here is one of my favorites, a video of the 2012 start in Fairbanks put together by Mark Gillett and Tom Barber.