The 27-year-old Jamaican musher competing in the Iditarod brings a humor and candor to the 1,100 mile race this year. Newton Marshall jokes about the cold, having a female in heat on his team, and running in the darkness in this story in the Alaska Dispatch.
The 27-year-old says in the story, "I consider I've been lucky. I'm looking forward to getting my finisher's belt buckle. I close my eyes and click my heals and say, 'There's no place like Nome.' "