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Ski Marathon first of its kind in the Yukon

Rob Mcconnell takes part in the inaugural Yukon Ski Marathon, a 50K or 20K race that finished at Mount McIntyre.

At the beginning of April, bluebird skies and a heck of a tailwind greeted skiers participating in the first-ever Yukon Ski Marathon. Starting at either Mount Lorne (50K) or Mount Sima (20K) they travelled along trails to finish at Mount McIntyre.

This winter, the Whitehorse Nordic Centre (Mount McIntyre) was named one of the top 25 best places to ski in Canada by Explore Magazine.

The Ski Marathon linked some of those trails with existing main drags en route to Mount Lorne by way of some lesser maintained connectors.

And race organizer Colin Abbott hinted that the marathon may become an annual thing.

For the Whitehorse Star: Athletes flock to new long-distance ski race

Some more photos of the action:

Kendra Murray, skies into the finish of the 50K inaugural Yukon Ski Marathon, a 50K or 20K race that finished at Mount McIntyre. She was the first woman across the line in 2:31:28.7

Kendra Murray, skies into the finish of the 50K inaugural Yukon Ski Marathon, a 50K or 20K race that finished at Mount McIntyre. She was the first woman across the line in 2:31:28.7

Simon Lapointe takes part in the inaugural Yukon Ski Marathon, a 50K or 20K race that finished at Mount McIntyre.

Simon Lapointe takes part in the inaugural Yukon Ski Marathon, a 50K or 20K race that finished at Mount McIntyre.

Rob Mcconnell takes part in the inaugural Yukon Ski Marathon, a 50K or 20K race that finished at Mount McIntyre.

Rob Mcconnell takes part in the inaugural Yukon Ski Marathon, a 50K or 20K race that finished at Mount McIntyre.

Michael Kishchuk takes part in the inaugural Yukon Ski Marathon, a 50K or 20K race that finished at Mount McIntyre.

Michael Kishchuk takes part in the inaugural Yukon Ski Marathon, a 50K or 20K race that finished at Mount McIntyre.

Sasha Masson and Victor Thibeault take part in the inaugural Yukon Ski Marathon, a 50K or 20K race that finished at Mount McIntyre.

Sasha Masson and Victor Thibeault take part in the inaugural Yukon Ski Marathon, a 50K or 20K race that finished at Mount McIntyre.

Verana Koenig takes part in the inaugural Yukon Ski Marathon, a 50K or 20K race that finished at Mount McIntyre.

Verana Koenig takes part in the inaugural Yukon Ski Marathon, a 50K or 20K race that finished at Mount McIntyre.

 

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