This year will be my friend Janet's fifth Idita-Rider experience. Jan rode with Lance Mackey in 2007 and 2008, which, by the way, was the beginning of Lance's winning streak!
2009 Iditarod Restart
Jan in Harry's sled,
2009 Iditarod Ceremonial Start
Walt (Jan's husband), Harry, and Jan
(end of the ride)
Last year, Jan was Jamaican Newton Marshall's Idita-Rider. Marshall, whose sponsors include Jimmy Buffet, had also trained extensively with Lance Mackey. Newton finished in 47th place.
Jan (waving the Jamaican flag) in Newton's sled
2010 Iditarod Ceremonial Start
2010 Iditarod Restart
The 2011 Iditarod begins Saturday, March 5th, and Jan will be ready to ride! She continues her loyalty to Mackey's Comeback Kennels again this year, as she will be riding with Lance's step-son, Cain Carter.