Four more mushers crossed the Yukon Quest finish line Wednesday, increasing the total to 11, for the 1,000-mile sled dog race from Fairbanks to Whitehorse, Yukon. Abbie West crossed at 4:25 a.m., to take eighth place. Kristy Berington finished ninth when she came in more than two hours later at 6:42 a.m. David Dalton (5:12 p.m.) and Kyla Durham (8:30 p.m.) followed with evening finishes.
The closest pursuers still on the trail Wednesday night were Trent Herbst, Gus Guenther and Paige Drobny, who all left the Braeburn checkpoint, about 100 miles from Whitehorse, Wednesday afternoon.
Finishers -- 1) Hugh Neff; 2) Allen Moore; 3) Lance Mackey; 4) Jake Berkowitz; 5) Brent Sass; 6) Joar Leifseth Ulsom; 7) Sonny Lindner; 8) Abbie West; 9) Kristy Berington; 10) David Dalton; 11) Kyla Durham.
Still on trail -- left Braeburn -- 12) Trent Herbst; 13) Gus Guenther; 14) Paige Drobny; at Braeburn -- 15) Yuka Honda; left Carmacks -- 16) Brian Wilmshurst; 17) Misha Pedersen; left Dawson City -- 18) Marcelle Fressineau; 19) Michael Telpin.
Scratched -- Jason Weitzel; Mike Ellis; Nikolay Ettyne; Maren Bradley.
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