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FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — Turns out the fourth time was a charm for a 25-year-old Alaska man who won the Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race Tuesday.

Matt Hall of Two Rivers crossed the finish line in downtown Fairbanks just after noon, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported. It's Hall's first win in four tries in the race that goes between Fairbanks and Whitehorse, Yukon, where the 1,000-mile Quest started Feb. 4.

He finished fourth in the Yukon Quest last year after scratching in 2015. He was third in 2014.