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Mushers take off for race to Nome

...Mackey of Fairbanks is seeking his fourth consecutive win, and is among five past Iditarod winners in the race. Canadian Hans Gatt became a four-time winner of the 1,000-mile Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race in February, and is also...
Mackey pushes for 4th Iditarod win

...times in a row. In February, he came in second by about an hour. But he considers the winner, 51-year-old Canadian Hans Gatt, a lesser rival in the Iditarod. The one he's watching for is four-time Iditarod champion Jeff King. "He's...
Mackey keeps Iditarod lead

...his 13 Iditarods but finished 23rd last year. He said he was having a better run this year, despite the weather. Canadian Hans Gatt, a three-time winner of the 1,000-mile Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race - considered by many to be...
Yukon Quest attracts former champion Gatt, increases purse

...despite his claim that he wanted to focus on the Iditarod Sled Dog Race. Sound off on the important issues at Canadian Hans Gatt said winning the Iditarod is one of his last goals in mushing, but he called the Yukon Quest his favorite race...
Mackey makes history

...Mackey's win proves that is not so. "Eat your words cause it can be done," he said. "Eat your words." Canadian Hans Gatt, 49, a three-time Quest winner who was also runner-up to Mackey twice, said Mackey's team was the best-looking...
Quest rookie Mackey wins by a whisker

...the closest margin of victory is five minutes, in 1991. Mackey, 34, is the first new champion in four years. Canadian Hans Gatt, who had won the previous three Quests, did not enter this year. Mackey entered the finish chute with nine of...


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