John Baker was first into Shaktoolik. He took a break and is out of Shaktoolik just as Hans Gatt arrives into the checkpoint. There are 7 teams out of Unalakleet northbound.
Newton Marshall, the Jamaican Musher has now finished the Iditarod.
His time of 12 Days 4 Hours 27 Minutes and 28 Seconds, would have made him the winner in 1981 when Rick Swenson broke the 12 day mark.
9 Mushers remain on the Trail.
Congratulations and Good Run Mahn!!
Twenty-six year old Jamaican, Oswald “Newton” Marshall began mushing in 2005 after an operations manager at Chukka Cove, saw something special in Newton and handpicked him to look after a trio of new dogs at Chukka Cove Farm.
Newton’s exuberance and special way with animals propelled him on a journey to the snow and great outdoors to train with huskies. In November 2007, it was decided that Newton would train and race to qualify for the Yukon Quest. Marshall left sunny Jamaica and arrived in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, Canada to begin his long distance training with three-time Yukon Quest winner Hans Gatt.
Marshall was up to the task and March 27-28, 2008 he finished 7th in a field of 15 in the 210-mile Percy DeWolfe Memorial Mail Race and received the Sportsmanship Award from his fellow mushers. Marshall then successfully completed Alaska’s Copper Basin 300 (Jan 10 to 13, 2009) placing 13th in a field of 27 starts.
On February 26, 2009, Marshall became the first Jamaican ever to finish the Yukon Quest 1,000 Mile International Sled Dog Race. He did so finishing 13th out of a field of 29 mushers. For his perseverance despite the odds against him, race officials selected Marshall as the recipient of the Challenge of the North Award.
The Boys from the Bush, Kaiser, Williams, and Iten, were together for just a bit. This evening, the last of the trio, Quinn Iten, crossed the line at 8:23pm. Now it’s time for everyone to relax and share stories of the trail as they wait for the Mushers banquet on Sunday.
Congratulations Quinn on a fine finish!
A bit about Quinn-
Quinn Iten, will be 18 in December of this year and the youngest musher to enter the 2010 Iditarod and one of the youngest ever to run the Iditarod. The son of Iditarod veteran, Ed Iten, Quinn said he thought it was “only natural” that he would run the Iditarod before he leaves home. Since the age of four, he was raised on a homestead in northwestern Alaska, 30 miles above the Arctic Circle. Their family included five horses, 12 chickens, 2 goats and about 60 sled dogs. He ran his first race at the age of six and ever since, has wanted to follow in his dad’s footsteps and one day race the Iditarod. A veteran of the Jr. Iditarod, where his best finish was third in 2008, Quinn is a senior in high school and will graduate in December of this year. Next year, he plans to attend the University of Alaska at Fairbanks but says “I have no clue what I will major in.” Quinn says he enjoys “hunting, fishing, horses, rock climbing and anything else exciting and outdoors.”
Quinn Iten 08 Jr. Iditarod
2010 Iditarod Trail Race
NOME- IN- 03/18/2010 – 02:13:59
10 Days 11 Hours 13 Minutes 59 Seconds
Finishing with 11 Dogs
Average Speed – 4.43 mph
4th of 4 Rookies in Top 30
Live at the Finish Line- 12:21am Nome, AK 3-18-2010
Mike Williams Jr.
Mike Williams Jr.
Official Time- 10 Days- 6 Hours- 44 Minutes- 36 Seconds
Mike Jr. is 14 miles from Nome! Give him about 2 hours to cross the Finish Line. Team Kaiser Fans will be there and deliver the photos promptly after the finish! He is past Safety and will be doing a Sunset run into Nome.