Marianna took 6th in her rookie
year, 2015 and 9th in 2016.
Hometown: Chugiak, Alaska
Marianna Mallory, 17, used to live outside Nome
and watched the Iditarod finish each year. That
motivated her to begin mushing. She says, I
know it sounds unbelievable, but I started mushing
before I was three years old. She ran the Jr.
Iditarod last year and won the Humanitarian Award.
She says, I am running a team of almost all
two year olds. The most important thing about
mushing to me is the care of your dogs. No matter
where we place, my dogs should feel like they have
won. Thats one thing I love about mushing.
Your ego has no legitimate place on your team.
Its only you and the dogs. A senior at
Chugiak High School, she participates in the swim
team. She says her hobbies are swimming, hiking and
running. This summer she plans on working on
Punchbowl Glacier for the Seaveys Ididaride,
and this fall she wants to do some traveling with
her friend, Annie. She says, yes, she
will continue mushing.
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