January 18, 2018

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Marcelle Fressineau

Hometown: Whitehorse, YT, CANADA


Marcelle Fressineau, 63, was born in Switzerland. She attended college in Switzerland, where she received a degree in mathematics and science, and worked there as an adventure outfitter for 12 years. She began mushing in 1988 and started thinking about the Iditarod when she saw a video in 1991 “with these beautiful Alaskan Huskies.” She moved to Canada in 1995 because it was “a good place for dog mushing.” Marcelle says, “I live now in the Yukon where I operate an adventure outfitter business. I raise my own Alaskan Huskies. My goal was to enter one time, but as it was the best experience I made with my sled dogs, I am entering again.” She lists her hobbies as “outdoor activities and writing books.”