Several mushers and dogs participated in the run, with the most dangerous part being run by a dog named Togo and the musher Leonard Seppala.
|Togo and Seppala|
|Balto and Kassen|
Balto and Kassen became overnight sensations. They were formally thanked by President Calvin Coolidge and a statue of Balto was erected in Manhattan's Central Park, near the Tisch Children's Zoo.
Sadly, fame was not a blessing for Balto and he wound up on Vaudeville circuit where he was neglected and abused. Eventually, George Kimble, a Cleveland business man, bought Balto and moved him and his compatriots to the Cleveland Zoo, where they received better treatment. Balto died in 1933 at the age of 14. His body remains on display in the Cleveland Museum of Natural History.
Dedicated to the indomitable spirit of the sled dogs that relayed antitoxin six hundred miles over rough ice, across treacherous waters, through Arctic blizzards from Nenana to the relief of stricken Nome in the Winter of 1925.