The historical film by the American director Ericson Core, which is dedicated to the events of the Great Mercy Race of 1925. The events of the film unfold around the drover Leonhard Seppala and his dog Togo, who went together the longest leg in the relay.
Did You Know?
Togo's first race as Seppala's lead dog was the John Bordon Marathon Cup Race on the 9th of February 1918. Seppala placed second behind Fred Ayer. Togo's last race was the Pocono Manor Dog Race on the 27-28th of February 1928. Elizabeth Ricker came first, with several of Seppala's dogs, including Fritz as the lead dog. Seppala came second. Asle Seppola came third, with Togo and Czarina as lead dogs. All three drivers were within 8 minutes of each other. Togo would have been around 14 years old at the time. See more
Togo's harness is completely different from the way it was in real life. In real life, the harness was the same shape as modern skijoring/biking harnesses and had no strap connecting the chest strap to the belly strap. In the film, the harness is similar to a modern X-back harness, but is made of leather with a thick collar. See more
What does he bring to the breed?
The heart of a survivor.