During the historic 1925 Race for Mercy (Serum Run), Togo, the legendary Siberian husky, led Leonhard Seppala’s team across dangerous Alaskan terrain. At the time, Togo was 12 years old, an age when most sled dogs would retire; but, with his boundless energy, courage and determination, Togo pulled through the harsh weather conditions and ran more miles than any other team in a race against the clock. To Togo, age was just a number.
Similarly, this notion is shared by 53-year old Mitch Seavey, winner of the 41st Iditarod, who also emerged as the oldest musher to ever win this challenging race. Mitch crossed the finish line in Nome clocking a time of nine days, seven hours, 39 minutes and 56 seconds. Continue reading