HUMAN

Name: ROBERT HENRICI
Age: 59
Residence: HAMILTON, MA – HOME OF NORMAN VAUGHN, WHERE HE USED TO RACE AND RUN DOGS. BACK WHEN HE WAS ABOUT 15 YEARS OLD.
Occupation: FINISH CARPENTER
Years involved with Iditarod: I CAME UP HERE IN 1990 WITH NORMAN. AND THEN I GOT INVOLVED ABOUT 2005 AFTER NORM PASSED AWAY. I THOUGHT I’D MAKE HOMAGE TO HIM AND IN HONOR OF HIM I GOT INVOLVED WITH VOLUNTEERING.
Iditarod Role: I ENJOY SECURITY. THE CEREMONIAL START IS REALLY THE LIGHTING OF THE FUSE FOR THE COURSE OF EVENTS TO TAKE PLACE.
Current Location: DOWNTOWN ANCHORAGE, ALASKA
Date of Photo: MARCH 2, 2019
Temperature: 20F / OUTDOORS

What is your Why?.. Why are you here today and involved in Iditarod?:

I GUESS AGAIN – MY DEAREST FRIEND AND MENTOR NORMAL VAUGHN BROUGHT ME UP HERE. I MET HIM AFTER LIVING IN THE SWEDISH ARCTIC. I MOVED BACK AFTER CHERNOBYL OF ’86. AND I MOVED BACK TO THE BOSTON AREA IN ’89.

Tell me about your most rewarding experience on Iditarod?:

WELL, I GUESS IT’S RIGHT HERE AND NOW. THIS IS WHAT IT’S ALL ABOUT. THE SPIRIT LIVES ON.

What do you know for sure?:

WELL, I KNOW I’M GOING TO BE BACK HERE NEXT YEAR. AND THAT I CAN GUARANTY. I ALWAYS BOOK EVERYTHING BEFORE I EVEN LEAVE HERE. IT’S JUST THE ENERGY AND THE SPIRIT AND THE POSITIVE-NESS OF ALL THE PEOPLE HERE.

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