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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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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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Arriving in Akulivik

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The mushers arriving in Akulivik today. All teams were escorted by a support crew to ensure their safe arrival. Today was not a race day due to the poor weather conditions. View the gallery: https://www.ivakkak.com/arrival-teams-alulivik/

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Arrival at Kuraaluk

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Ivakkak travelled 80 kilometres to their scheduled checkpoint of Kuraaluk. It was two degrees today and many of the dogs were overheating. Billy Cain’s dogs would not move today as they did not have energy for the race. Billy Cain…

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The mushers are back on the trail!

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The mushers left Inukjuak this morning for Nauliravik (translation: where you harpoon), which is approximately 58 kilometres north. This will be their first of two overnight checkpoints before arriving in Puvirnituq. Nauliravik was a small village before the signing of…

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The teams arrive in Inukjuak

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Ivakkak 2017 racing teams arrived in Inukjuak this afternoon. Members of the community and those who flew in from other villages were waiting for their arrival on the sea ice. Peter Ittukallak arrived first with his partner Putugu Iqiquq. The…

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Another good day on the Trail, scheduled for inukjuak tomorrow!

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The race started this morning as scheduled at 9:30 a.m. They had a good start with flat terrain, a view of mountains every few kilometers and soft snow towards the afternoon. Teams started arriving at the scheduled camp spot called…

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