Brian Wilmshurst last musher to finish Yukon Quest
Dawson City musher was the only Yukoner remaining in the race
Dawson City musher Brian Wilmshurst was the last musher to cross the finish line in the 2014 Yukon Quest, late Friday afternoon.
Wilmshurst won't have the longest race time, however. Jerry Joinsen, who came in about half an hour before Wilmshurst, was assessed an eight-hour penalty to his final time after he brought in a new sled to replace a damaged one, earlier in the race. Joinsen takes the Red Lantern Award.
This year's Quest was won on Monday by last year's champion, Allen Moore. This year the finish line was moved to Takhini Hot Springs, 30 kilometres north of Whitehorse, due to poor trail conditions heading into the traditional finish line in Whitehorse.
Seven mushers were withdrawn or scratched from this year's Quest. Wilmshurst was the only Yukoner remaining in the race after Jean-Denis Britten, from Dawson City, and Normand Casavant, from Whitehorse, scratched on the second day.
Meanwhile Brent Sass, who was leading the Yukon Quest at one point, is pulling out of the Iditarod. Sass was withdrawn from the Quest after an accident near Braeburn. Sass says his health is still not 100 per cent.
The Iditarod starts March 1 from Anchorage, Alaska.