Cain's Quest

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Published on March 23, 2012

Eric Hall (left) of Dennistown, Maine and his teammate Time Lessard, of MonMouth, Maine, finished in second place this year. Both had virtually no trouble with their sleds, having to only adjust a couple shocks along the way.

Published on March 23, 2012

Mark Nui, pictured above filling up his snowmobile in Kujjuaq, Quebec, and his partner Joachim Nui Jr, finished in third place this year. The team says that they are glad they were able to complete the race in honour of Burton Winters.

Published on March 23, 2012

Jason and Coreen Paul are making Cain's Quest history this year as the first husband and wife team on the course. If they cross the finish line, Correen will also be the first woman to ever have done so. The couple is from Labrador City.

Published on March 23, 2012

Jason Burton, Junior Coates and Mark Pelley volunteers of the 2012 Cains Quest discussed logistics at the first layover in HVGB, Mar. 18.

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Team 22 made up of Rob Gardner of Mercer, Maine and Andrew Milley of Labrador City pull out of the start line on Mar. 17.

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Mark Nui and Joachim Nui of Natuashish leave Lab West on the first day of racing. The team were in first place between Postville and Nain, but dropped behind the leaders in the final few legs.

Published on March 23, 2012

George Rogers of Team Goose Bay did some fine-tuning during the stopover in his hometown. He was joined by Mark Simms. The team scratched at Postville.

Published on March 23, 2012

Machines at rest... and so are their drivers. Teams had 10, 12 and 16-hour mandatodry layovers when machines were impounded, to ensure competitors had adequate rest during the grueling race. This photo was taken at the first mandatory stop in Happy Valley-Goose Bay.

Published on March 23, 2012

Mark Pelley, race volunteer, sizes up the line of sleds.

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Team 22 were first to leave HVGB on Mar. 18.

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Mark Tinkham of Gander and David Tremblett of Wabush arrive in HVGB as Team 37. They were in 16th place overall heading into the final leg.

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Team Goose Bay George Rogers and Mark Simms get ready to hit the trail.

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Team 25 fueling up at HVGB on Mar. 18. The pair will go on to win the race four days later.

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Team 69 arrives in HVGB for the first layover. The team scratched at the Jacque Hume check point.

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