Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Jamaica Dogsled Team Update
The Iditarod Dogsled Race began on March 6 in Anchorage. As of this morning the Jamaica Dogsled Team is in the running but at this point is just a little bit out of first place. Among the 66 mushers registered for the race, Jamaican musher Newton Marshall is in 48th place. Granted he's not in the top 10 but there's always room for improvement.
The air temperature this morning in Nome where the sled race ends is a brisk -6 degrees. You have to wonder what is going through Newton's head right now at 5:10 a.m. Alaska time as he lays shivering in a sleeping bag somewhere along the trail. He's probably wishing that Air Jamaica had daily nonstop flights from Nome to Montego Bay just so he can get back to some warmth as soon as the race is over.