ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - A familiar face at the finish line, Aliy Zirkle is the 2019 Yukon Quest 300 champion. Zirkle also won in the YQ 300 in 2014 and the 1,000 mile version of the race in 2000.
It was a busy weekend for SP Kennel as Zirkle's husband Allen Moore began the 2019 Yukon Quest on Saturday.
The other dogs on Zirkle's team are Lydia, Cayenne, Chena & Five (who were both on Allen's championship team last year), Sanka, Jefe, McCall, Decaf and Perky. Not to be forgotten is Mismo who was dropped in Braeburn. #YQ2019 #YQ300 pic.twitter.com/P4M8wsMhCg— Yukon Quest (@theyukonquest) February 4, 2019
This year’s YQ followed a shortened route due to weather, from Whitehorse to Braeburn and back.