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Leonhard Seppala

Dog musher who was simply among the males tapped to provide a vital delivery of diptheria serum over ice-bound highways. He inherited his 1st sled canines through a pal, who originally meant them for the polar explorer Roald Amundsen, before his expedition was terminated. The popular serum operate he took component in is definitely commemorated annual in Alaska using the Iditarod Path Sled Dog Competition, previously the Iditarod Path Seppala Memorial Competition. He was created in Skibotn, in Troms Region, Norway. Though much less well-known as Gunnar Kaasen and his puppy Balto, who dealt with the final leg from the visit to Nome, he travelled nearly twice the length of additional mushers with as much as 24 dogs.

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