Jamaican sled team comes 27th

Jamaican dog sled team competing in AviemoreDevon Anderson, a Jamaican man who’d never seen snow before, has competed in the Aviemore Sled Dog Rally.

Having trained with dogs from Kingston’s dog shelter – Jamaica is too hot for Huskies – Devon and his dogs came 27th out of 40, completing the Loch Morlich course in 45 minutes, 51 seconds.

With plans to enter the 2010 Winter Olympics, Devon has inevitably attracted comparisons with the Jamaican bobsleigh team who inspired the Bill Candy film Cool Runnings.

From BBC News.

Update: The Jamaican Dog Sled Team website has pictures and some fun t-shirts for sale, along with photos of the team!