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'A dream come true' for Brent Sass, winner of 2019 Yukon Quest sled dog race

Alaskan musher Brent Sass has claimed victory in the Yukon Quest, four years after he last won the grueling, 1,600-kilometre sled dog race."It's a dream come true," Sass said, shortly after his team was officially checked in at Fairbanks.Sass and his team of 14 dogs crossed the finish line in Fairbanks, Alaska, at about 12:40 p.m. local time. Yukoner Hans Gatt came in second, arriving about 90 minutes later.Sass, Gatt and Alaska's Allen Moore — all former Yukon Quest champs — were the first three mushers to leave the final checkpoint at Two Rivers, Alaska, early Monday morning. Sass held the lead throughout the last stretch of the race. Moore finished in third on Monday afternoon, and Yukoner Michelle Phillips was fourth across the finish line. Sass's dogs 'just kept getting faster'Speaking at the finish line, Sass dedicated his win to friends and family, and choked up at times as he talked about his mentors and his dogs."They never hesitated a bit," he said of his dog team. "They just kept getting faster."Sass makes the final push to the finish line on Monday. Sass won the race in a little more than ...Read more

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