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The Ivakkak 2017 final prize list.

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For the airline ticket prizes, the winners have to choose between Air Inuit and First Air. Congratulations to all the mushers and their partners. Thank-you to all the sponsors – they can be found on the following page. This race…

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Congratulations to all the teams!

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Congratulations to Aisa Surusilak and his partner Aipilie Qumaluk who won gold for Ivakkak 2017 with less than three minutes behind Peter “boy” Ittukallak (partner Putugu Iqiquq) who was leading before the finish line. Ittukallak won silver, second place podium…

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Mushers settled at their final camp

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Mushers are currently settling in at Ivitaaquk, their scheduled overnight stop. They will race on Saturday to Ivujivik, the finish line of Ivakkak 2017. They are expected to arrive in Ivujivik on Saturday around noon or a bit later. Stay…

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Off to the final checkpoint before reaching the finish line

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The mushers are currently racing to Ivitaaquk (red char lake) approximately 60 kilometers north of Iqalulik. This will be their last checkpoint before the finish line in Ivujivik.

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Everyone makes it to Iqalulik

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The mushers have arrived at Iqalulik. They said the sun was shining when they left Akulivik and then throughout the trail there was an overcast, whiteout, and when they arrived at Iqalulik the sun arrived again. It’s an interesting race,…

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