Jamaica Has a Dog Sled Team!

Newton Marshall
Newton Marshall

Newton Marshall, the resident dogsled tour guide and trainer at Chukka Caribbean Adventures has become the first Jamaican to compete in Canada’s biggest dog sleigh race.

Congrats to Newton!

The annual 1000-mile “Iditarod” competition is a gruelling trek across the Canadian Yukon from Anchorage to Nome.

Photos of Newton at Iditarod

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  1. May 21, 2013 at 5:09 pm — Reply

    I was curious if you ever considered changing the structure of
    your blog? Its very well written; I love what youve got
    to say. But maybe you could a little more in the way of
    content so people could connect with it better.
    Youve got an awful lot of text for only having 1 or two pictures.
    Maybe you could space it out better?

  2. April 8, 2010 at 5:46 pm — Reply

    Well done, keep up with the good work Jamaicans. Thanks to the owner of this site for such info!!

  3. Ian
    April 7, 2010 at 10:32 am — Reply

    My mouth is still hanging open. Absolutely shocking. I did not hear a word about this on American Television. Not surprising at all…

    Big-up Yard!!!

  4. Janet Baquero
    April 6, 2010 at 4:23 pm — Reply

    Newton is an exceptional young man. If only more of our young people would make an effort to do things constructive, the country would be Paradise on earth.
    God bless Newton; keep the Ja. flag flying high.

  5. March 26, 2010 at 11:35 am — Reply

    Great picture !!

  6. March 21, 2010 at 11:22 pm — Reply

    Why am I not surprised, we Jamaicans can do anything we set our minds to. Imagine what we could accomplish if we harnessed the negative energy in our country and use it for good.

  7. March 17, 2010 at 12:51 pm — Reply

    Congrats Marshall Newton !! Nuff respect !!

  8. March 16, 2010 at 9:18 am — Reply

    Thanks for the clarification Mr. Melville. The research I did stated it was a Canadian race.

  9. Danny Melville
    March 16, 2010 at 4:06 am — Reply

    The Iditarod is an all Alaskan race, from Anchorage to Nome. It commemorates the 1925 serum run, carried by dogsled, that saved the children of Nome from an outbreak of Diphtheria.

    The Yukon Quest (which Newton completed in Feb 09) is from Whitehorse, Yukon Territory (Canada) to Fairbanks AK, both races are over 1,000 miles.

    What Newton Marshall is doing is an amazing feat; far more people have climbed Mt Everest than have completed the Iditarod. Already 14 mushers have quit this race so far. Why not do a little research.

  10. March 15, 2010 at 7:42 pm — Reply

    Wow. That’s why you have to love our people. Dog Sledding??!! Why not!

    Love it.

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