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Mushers and their dogs race for the finish in Yukon Quest

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Teams will travel one-thousand miles from Whitehorse to Fairbanks, Alaska. Teams will travel one-thousand miles from Whitehorse to Fairbanks, Alaska.

A thousand-mile race from Canada to Alaska is underway. 

The Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race began Saturday in Whitehorse, Canada.  Twenty-six mushers, including defending champion Hugh Neff, are participating in the 30th running of the race.  They'll travel 1,000 miles from Whitehorse to Fairbanks, Alaska. 

Fans cheered as each team sped out of the gate.  Temperatures are in the 20s, so mushers are predicting a slow moving race with more rest stops and water breaks until the weather gets colder.

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