Weight: 45 pounds
Position: Team dog
Musher: Marcelle Fressineau, Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada
Musher Marcelle Fressineau:
“(Lola) was the pet of one of my friends, but (my friend) passed away from cancer. And the last words she told me were, ‘You have to take Lola for the Yukon Quest.’ But she was not a sled dog, she was a pet. But I took her and she liked that, so she made the Yukon Quest. But now she made the training for the Iditarod and I hope she will do it.
“She doesn’t like warm weather, so sometimes (like) today [ceremonial start in Anchorage] maybe it’s not good for her. She always tries to eat snow, and she’s slower when the weather is warm.”
— Devin Kelly
Anchorage Daily News / adn.com