Moore wins back to back Yukon Quest race

Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Allen More of Twin Rivers, Alaska, formerly of Manila, is pictured with his lead dog Quito at the finish line at Takhini Hot Springs nears Whitehorse. (photo courtesy of SP Kennel)

Allen Moore of Twin Rivers, Alaska, formerly of Manila, is pictured with his lead dog Quito at the finish line at Takhini Hot Springs near Whitehorse. (photo courtesy of SP Kennel)

Allen Moore and his team coming into Circle City checkpoint during the Yukon Quest. (photo by Jennifer Nelson)

Allen Moore of Twin Rivers, Alaska, formerly of Manila, won the 2014 Yukon Quest for the second consecutive year crossing the finish line at 2:12 a.m., Monday, Feb. 10. Moore finished in second place by only 26 seconds in the 2012 race.

The 1,000 mile race started in Fairbanks on Feb. 1. Moore set a new record with an eight day and 14 hour finish time.

Moore and his wife, Aliy Zirkle, the 2000 winner of the Yukon Quest, own SP Kennels where they raise and train dogs for their race teams.

Both mushers have had two good seasons with Moore winning the 2014 Copper Basin 300 and Zirkle winning the 2014 Yukon Quest 300 and the Two Rivers Solstice 100.

In addition to winning the Yukon Quest last year, Moore won the 2013 Copper Basin and Zirkle came in second in the 2013 Yukon Quest 300 and second in the 2013 Iditarod.

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