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Balto, lead dog of the final stretch of the 1925 serum run, and Leonard Seppala, renowned dog breeder and trainer, were part of the sled dog team that delivered life-saving antitoxin serum to Nome, Alaska.

Balto, lead dog of the final stretch of the 1925 serum run, and Leonard Seppala, renowned dog breeder and trainer, were part of the sled dog team that delivered life-saving antitoxin serum to Nome, Alaska.

Togo the Sled Dog with Leonhard Sepalla. Two of the best to have ever traveled an Alaskan trail.

Togo the Sled Dog with Leonhard Sepalla. Two of the best to have ever traveled an Alaskan trail.

In 1925 the brave Siberian Husky named "Balto" led a serum run to Nome, Alaska - saving the town from a potentially deadly diphtheria epidemic! His legendary run (with Norwegian driver Gunnar Kaasen, also pictured) is commemorated in the annual Iditarod sled dog race.

In 1925 the brave Siberian Husky named "Balto" led a serum run to Nome, Alaska - saving the town from a potentially deadly diphtheria epidemic! His legendary run (with Norwegian driver Gunnar Kaasen, also pictured) is commemorated in the annual Iditarod sled dog race.

Togo, the sled dog famous for the longer, more difficult part of the 1925 serum run in Alaska

Togo, the sled dog famous for the longer, more difficult part of the 1925 serum run in Alaska

Sled dog Balto and musher Gunnar Kaasen achieved international fame for completing the last stretch of the serum run to Nome, Alaska, in 1925.

Sled dog Balto and musher Gunnar Kaasen achieved international fame for completing the last stretch of the serum run to Nome, Alaska, in 1925.

Via @WhySharksMatter: Our lab @rj_dunlap is a  #Megalodon free workplace. Hooray for lab safety! #SharkWeek

Via @WhySharksMatter: Our lab @rj_dunlap is a #Megalodon free workplace. Hooray for lab safety! #SharkWeek

A diptheria epidemic was about to hit Nome, Alaska, in 1925. The only cure was in Anchorage, 2,800 miles away. So the serum traveled via a series of dog-sled teams during a blizzard. Finally, the medicine came to Gunnar Kaasen and his dogs, led by a Siberian Husky named Balto. Balto followed the trail all night in whiteout conditions. When they arrived to pass the serum to the final team and found them asleep, Balto continued to Nome. The Iditarod Race commemorates their run.

5 Dogs Who Changed History

A diptheria epidemic was about to hit Nome, Alaska, in 1925. The only cure was in Anchorage, 2,800 miles away. So the serum traveled via a series of dog-sled teams during a blizzard. Finally, the medicine came to Gunnar Kaasen and his dogs, led by a Siberian Husky named Balto. Balto followed the trail all night in whiteout conditions. When they arrived to pass the serum to the final team and found them asleep, Balto continued to Nome. The Iditarod Race commemorates their run.

Balto statue in Central Park... Was on my Bucket List to see. I'm glad to say I got to make that become a reality :). It was a real high-lite for me :).

Balto statue in Central Park... Was on my Bucket List to see. I'm glad to say I got to make that become a reality :). It was a real high-lite for me :).

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