Newton Marshall is the first Jamaican to race the Iditarod. He trained under Champion Lance Mackey, and used Mackey's dog for the race. He trained the previous two years with Hans Gatt and finished the Yukon Quest in 13th place. His team dogs in Jamaica are mixed breeds rescued from the streets or from the Jamaican Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. (JSPCA).
Sunday, March 28, 2010
When I asked if I could take his picture, he said, "Yeah Mon!" Then I asked if I could get a close-up, and he said, "Yeah, Mon!"
He finished 47th out of 71 and it sounded like he suffered quite a bit, but he finished! Here's an article: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/us_and_americas/article7071855.ece