February 23, 2009; 1430 AKST (Mile 101, Alaska) - Mike Ellis arrived at the Circle City Checkpoint at 11:13 Monday morning after spending just over 32 hours on the trail from Eagle, Alaska. Ellis announced he was scratching from the race shortly after arriving, but no official reason has been reported at this time.
Ellis is the seventh musher to scratch from the 2009 Yukon Quest.
- David Dalton Scratches from 2009 Yukon Quest
- Hans Gatt Scratches from the 2009 Yukon Quest
- Kleedehn Continues to Lead 2009 Yukon Quest
- Kleedehn Wins Gold – Leads the Yukon Quest Field Into Dawson
- Preparing For the Yukon Quest Trail Ahead