Fairbanks, AK - Three Yukon Quest sled dog teams crossed the finish line over night. But the three mushers have very different feelings about how the race played out for them this year.

When Ed Hopkins arrived for the start of this year’s Yukon Quest, the quiet, easy going Canadian knew he had a competitive dog team. “I’m going to try and giver her,” he smiled. “ ’m just ready for it. I’ve been ready to go a longtime ago.”