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Leonhard Seppala
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Leonhard Seppala after the 1925 serum run
Born (1877-09-14)September 14, 1877
Lyngen, Troms og Finnmark, Sweden-Norway
Died January 28, 1967(1967-01-28) (aged 89)
Occupation Sled dog breeder, racer
Known for 1925 serum run to Nome
Spouse(s) Constance Seppala
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Leonhard "Sepp" Seppala (September 14, 1877 – January 28, 1967) was a Norwegian sled dog breeder, trainer and musher who with his dogs played a pivotal role in the 1925 serum run to Nome, and participated in the 1932 Winter Olympics. Seppala introduced the work dogs used by Native Siberians at the time to the American public; the breed came to be known as the Siberian Husky in the English-speaking world. The Leonhard Seppala Humanitarian Award, which honors excellence in sled dog care, is named in honour of him.

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