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Mushers continue to finish Quest

Posted: Friday, February 25, 2000

FAIRBANKS (AP) -- One day after Aliy Zirkle claimed victory in the Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race, mushers continued to make their way to the finish line in Takhini Hot Springs, 25 miles north of Whitehorse.

As of late Thursday morning, nine mushers had finished the 1,000-mile race from Fairbanks.

Cim Smyth was the first musher in Thursday morning, claiming seventh place. He crossed the finish line at 4:43 a.m. with the fastest running time from the Braeburn checkpoint.

Jim Hendrick arrived at 6:01 a.m. in eighth place and Darren Rorabaugh arrived at 7:20 a.m.

Deborah Bicknell of Juneau was still on the trail, in last place. She left the Dawson City checkpoint at 10:35 a.m. Wednesday for the 101-mile run to Stewart River.



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