- Associated Press - Sunday, February 9, 2014

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Race officials say Brent Sass is out of the Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race after injuring himself during a fall.

Officials said in a statement Sunday the 34-year-old Eureka musher is in stable condition and is being taken to Whitehorse for further evaluation. Canadian Rangers assisted him off the trail.

The Anchorage Daily News reports (https://is.gd/ZIVW4L ) he was thrown from his dogsled overnight on approach to the Braeburn checkpoint.

Sass was dueling with Allen Moore for the race lead.

Race officials say his team is being brought into Braeburn and is doing fine.

The race started Saturday in Fairbanks, and will end near Whitehorse, Yukon Territory.

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Information from: Anchorage (Alaska) Daily News, https://www.adn.com

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