We all know the story of Balto: In the cold winter of 1925, an epidemic of diphtheria plagued a small town in Nome, Alaska. In a race against time to stop the infection, 20 mushers and over 100 sled dogs carried a shipment of serum over a thousand kilometers of freezing, treacherous Alaska wilderness.

Balto is often credited as the hero dog of the 1925 serum run to Nome (also known as The Great Race of Mercy)… but he was no more heroic than any other dog. He just happened to run the last 55 miles of the race.


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