Canadian Challenge

Mark Roberts


Mark started mushing in New Zealand, doing mostly sprint and mid distance racing. He found himself wanting to do more, and decided to move to the US, with the human family and ten ageing Siberians. Having been there for five years and rebuilding his kennels. The next goal is attempting the Canadian Challenge in 2024. He's really enjoyed both training and racing over North America and seeing the beautiful wildlife and scenery. Looking forward to competing in the race and meeting everyone involved he's hoping to have the first New Zealand blood line dog to finish the race!

Race: 10 Dog (Iditarod Qualifier)
Home location: Stratford, New Hampshire, USA
Occupation: Companion animal nutritionist
Kennel: Finbrooke Siberians
Interests hobbies: Other than the time consuming hobby of sled dogs, I love spending time with my two young daughters and wife, doing all sorts of things. I also enjoy competing in mid, distance and ultra distance running during the summer months
Mushing years: 23+
Mushing experience: Sprint and mid-distance races in Oregon, Washington, New Hampshire, Maine and Minnesota