February 24, 2009; 1215 AKST (Fairbanks, Alaska) - Sebastian Schnuelle won the 2009 Yukon Quest this morning, arriving at the finish line in Fairbanks at 10:44 AM.
This is Schnuelle’s first ever win of the Yukon Quest and was accomplished in record time. Schnuelle’s official race time was 9 days 23 hours and 20 minutes, which beats the previous record set by Lance Mackey in 2007 by just over three hours (10 days, 2 hours, 37 minutes).
Hugh Neff crossed the finish line four minutes behind Schnuelle in second place with a time of 9 days, 23 hours, 24 minutes. Jon Little completed the top three arriving at 11:52 AM.
The times posted by Neff and Little were also ahead of the previous record time.
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