Friday, February 27, 2009

~~Newton's completion of the Yukon Quest~~

Looking great other than a touch of frost bite
Crossing the finish line at 6:26amBeing hugged by Danny Melville
Being congratulated by race marshalls
Steel drum music began to filter over the river bed as the crowd awaited Jamaican musher Newton Marshall. The film crew that has been following him for over a year was on hand as well as a number of other media outlets. Champion musher Hans Gatt who has been training Newton watched the river for the familiar bob of a headlamp and the sound of his dogs. Newton rounded the bend and the crowd cheered and applauded as he came down the chute. When asked how hard his journey had been he stated that many things in life are hard and he was proud. It was an emotional finish for Danny Melville the founder of the team. "I can hardly believe it" he said "he has come so far." Newton shared a long hug and private conversation with Hans. He was smiling and waved as he headed off for the dog yard and a well deserved rest.

1 comment:

Paul Retherford said...

Congrats Newton! Great finish on a tough race!