FORT KENT, Maine (AP) — A Canadian musher has won a grueling, 250-mile sled dog race across the northern Maine wilderness for the fifth time.

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Martin Masicotte of St. Tite, Quebec, crossed the Can-Am Crown finish line just after 5 a.m. Monday, just a minute and 5 seconds ahead of another Canadian, Andre Longchamps of Pont-Rouge, Quebec. The winner of the last two Can-Am Crown races, American Ryan Anderson of Ray, Minn., came in third place.

The mushers left Saturday morning from Fort Kent for a race billed as the longest and highest-caliber race in the eastern U.S. It serves as a qualifier Alaska’s Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.

Can-Am President Beurmond Banville said the temperature was about 22 below at the finish line on Monday. All told, 18 dog-sled teams were competing.

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