A head injury took Eureka musher Brent Sass out of the Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race, casting a somber mood Sunday in a race known for its camaraderie among competitors.
Sass, who led the 1,000-mile race at the midway point, was airlifted to a hospital in Whitehorse, Yukon, where he was treated and released. A report on his kennel’s Facebook page said he was resting and doing well Sunday night.
... Sass fell off his sled during the 70-mile run from Carmacks to Braeburn, race officials said. He was about 12 miles from Braeburn.
By all accounts, Sass was well ahead of the pack before receiving the injury that took him out of the race. Our prayers go out to him.