The @justdroppinin podcast is coming soon!
First, a look back at the courageous career of Newton Marshall who was featured as a part of the Just Droppin' In video series along with Jamaican dog sled teammate, Damien Robb.
In 2014, "The Week" published a piece called, "11 amazing facts about the Iditarod" and Marshall was listed as number four:
4. Jamaica has a dog sled team. "Inspired by the Olympic Jamaican bobsled team, a Caribbean tour operator started a Jamaican dog sled team to compete in various races. (It was sponsored by Jimmy Buffett.) In 2010, team member Newton Marshall became the first Jamaican to compete in the Iditarod. He now competes independently as Mushin' Mon. He recently made Iditarod news when he helped rescue another musher who had broken his ankle chasing a loose dog. That musher happened to be the subject of our next fact…
5. Dogs can be saved with mouth to mouth resuscitation.
The musher Marshall saved, Scott Janssen, a funeral home proprietor known as the Mushing Mortician, made news in the 2012 Iditarod when he saved one of his dogs who had collapsed on trail by performing mouth to snout resuscitation on him. That husky's name? Marshall. Coincidence? Or mysterious karma of the trail? (Image 5 of 6- click out to full image)