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Leonhard Seppala (1877 – 1967) was a Norwegian-born American Sled dog musher who played a pivotal role in the 1925 serum run to Nome and participated in the 1932 Winter Olympics. Seppala introduced the work dogs used by Native Siberians at the time to the American public; the breed came to be known as the Siberian Husky in the English-speaking world. The Leonhard Seppala Humanitarian Award, which honors excellence in sled dog care is named in honour of him

Leonhard Seppala (1877 – 1967) was a Norwegian-born American Sled dog musher who played a pivotal role in the 1925 serum run to Nome and participated in the 1932 Winter Olympics. Seppala introduced the work dogs used by Native Siberians at the time to the American public; the breed came to be known as the Siberian Husky in the English-speaking world. The Leonhard Seppala Humanitarian Award, which honors excellence in sled dog care is named in honour of him

Togo, lead sled dog for the team that ran the longest distance in the relay of diphtheria antitoxin from Anchorage to Nome in 1925; via Best Made #icons

Balto, lead dog of the final stretch of the 1925 serum run, and Leonard Seppala…

Togo and Seppala

Togo, pictured here with legendary sled-dog musher Leonhard Seppala, achieved fame when in 1925 he led a team of dogs to carry a diphtheria antitoxin on a long relay to Nome, Alaska, saving the isolated community from an epidemic.

Children were dying of diptheria in Nome, Alaska, and the only way to get them the needed antitoxin was a 674-mile sled-dog sprint.

Relive the 1925 Mercy Run, Where Sledding Dogs Balto and Togo Became Famous

Leonhard Seppala and his huskies (x)

wolfmoonjournal: “ caanubis: “ Leonhard Seppala and his huskies (x) ” The man who changed the face of sled dog racing and introduced the Siberian husky to the world. Seppala was hugely influential in.

Balto and Kaasen

Gunnar Kasson with Balto, one of the heroic dogs that raced across Alaska to deliver diphtheria serum to Nome in More than 20 mushers and 150 sled dogs raced 674 miles in 126 hours (about days). The nighttime lows reached

Leonhard Seppala and this is purported to be Fritz, who was Togo's half brother.

Leonhard Seppala and this is purported to be Fritz, who was Togo& half brother.

Relive the 1925 Mercy Run, Where Sledding Dogs Balto and Togo Became Famous

Alaskan musher Leonhard Seppala and his lead dog, Togo. They participated in the Race of Mercy in which they delivered diphtheria serum to the residents of Nome in