Remember when the world was enthralled by the true tales of the Jamaican bobsled team? It was a simpler time then. You couldn’t even get a sympathy People’s Choice award for that storyline now. So Jamaica is stepping it up to the next level in an attempt to recapture our attention: the first Jamaican dogsled team.
Newton Marshall is 25 and had never seen snow until last winter. He got his training by having shelter dogs pull shopping carts through the streets of Montego Bay. And now he’s somewhere in the interior of the Yukon, competing in the 1000-mile Yukon Quest race.