Info on the serum run and balto

Info on the serum run and balto


Togo and Balto's valiant efforts as well as their owner Leonhard Seppala


Contrary to popular rumors Balto and Togo WERE NOT on the same dog team. Leonard Seppala owned both but chose not to use Balto but Togo on the serum run. Leonard Seppala is famous for only resting briefly during the run and pushing himself and his dogs beyond the limits of endurance to get the serum through. He did this because his own daughter died of diptheria. Balto didn't come into the picture until the last 80 miles of the run. Balto became famous for two reasons the first was he stopped the team from going over thin ice and to their deaths. The second reason is when they Balto and his team reached the last check point and the spot were the serum was supposed to be handed off to the next team there was no one there. so Balto's team had to pull a double shift and finish the run alone. The strange thing is Togos team went 250 miles and balto's went only 80 but Balto is famous and Togo is not.

Every year in honor of Seppala at the end of the Iditarod the Leongard Seppala Humanitarian Award is given out to the Iditarod musher who according to veterinarians has taken the best care of his or her dogs on the trail.






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March 21, 2008
Usa Female Is not currently on the site
question if Togo deserves al ths credit everyone says he should have
why did'nt they build a statue of him? Thats b/c Balto was the true
hero. (of course)

December 08, 2007
Usa Female Is not currently on the site
Thank you!

December 26, 2006
Usa Female Is not currently on the site
great article

coolworld
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d
August 28, 2006
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i seen the movie of balto:wink:

BALTO_CLAW
BALTO_CL
AW
April 17, 2006
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Nice;) I know every thing about the real balto:grincolonp:

Mettwurst-DMP
Mettwurs
t-DMP
March 09, 2006
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i think Balto is so famous because the was the lead dog from the team who brings the medicine to Nome.

Writewolf(DVWSP)
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March 10, 2006
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Togo has a statue in the Cleveland Zoo, his body is in Anchorage area, and his bones are at Yale;)

baltofan01
Baltofan
01
March 09, 2006
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yeah! he is so cool! great info!

Abby
Abby
March 09, 2006
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Ok, now i'm confused about Togo and Balot. But great article, cool:P

Sweettart
Sweettar
t
March 09, 2006
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Cool:cool:

kiba ~*white wolf*~
Kiba
~*white
wolf*~
March 09, 2006
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balto also wasntthought of as lead dog material but the team needed a lead so balto was chosen and his lead dog skills were impressive for one who has never led before

kiona girl
Kiona
girl
May 05, 2006
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me too




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