Brent Sass mushes through a trailgate party Saturday during the Iditarod ceremonial start. (Anne Raup / ADN) - Cripple, Alaska
Quest champion Brent Sass leads the way to Iditarod's halfway point
Brent Sass chose gold over a cellphone upon his arrival Wednesday night at the checkpoint that marks the halfway point of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.
He drove a team of 13 dogs into Cripple at 9:54 p.m., the end of a long 73-mile, 11-hour run from Ophir.
“Now it’s time for the second half of the race,” Sass told Iditarod Insider upon his arrival.
Sass received the GCI Dorothy G. Page Halfway Award, which comes with either $3,000 in gold nuggets or a new cellphone with a year’s worth of service.
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