Markus is no stranger to the Yukon Quest, having been on many veterinarian teams throughout the years. Known for his personable demeanor, Markus is a musher favorite and a welcome sight at any checkpoint.
In his own words:
My name is Markus Barth. I reside with my family (wife Heather, sons Myles and Harris) in Cochrane, AB. Our family is completed by our dog Bourbon and our cat Moses.
I’ve been a vet for almost 30 years and have been part of the Yukon Quest off and on for 11 years. This year I will be the Head Veterinarian.
I am looking forward to a great race and meeting old and new friends along the trail. Most importantly, to get as many dogs (and mushers!) as possible, healthy and happy, across the finish lines.
For all the mushers, please remember these words from the great Nelson Mandela:
You never lose. You either win, or you learn.