Togo and Balto

the race against death

By: Gabriella and Amani

Togo and Balto struggles (young life)

  • When Togo was young he was considered a small dog and wasn't ideal for racing
  • Balto was born 1919 ( no one knew specific date)
  • Both Balto and Togo weren't consider race dogs( before the race against death)
  • Togo was born 1913 (no one knew specific date)`

During the race

  • Trip began January 27th 1925 and Ended Febuary 2nd 1925
  • Super mushers can made the risky trip in 10 days
  • Teams traveled day and night
  • Traveled in temperatures 50 and below
  • They added more mushers during the race
  • Togo covered 91 miles in the most dangerous part of the relay
  • The race was completed in 5 days and 7 hours

After race

  • The dogs were rewarded medals
  • There was a statue of Balto
  • Balto died march 14th 1933
  • Togo died December 5th 1929
  • There were parades

Fun Facts

  • Balto's and Togo's owner was Leonhard Seppala
  • Balto's breed- jet black Siberian husky
  • Togo's breed- Alaskan Siberian husky
  • When Balto and Togo died they had their bodies stuffed and put in a museum
  • Balto was partially deaf and blind- suffering from canine-arthritis in his rear legs
  • This lead him to death

Works Cited

"The Race Against Death." Storyworks (Vol. 11, No. 5). Feb./March 2004: 8+. SIRS Discoverer. Web. 05 Apr. 2016.

Leonard, Andrew. "Mush Ado." New York Times 17 Nov. 2002: 34. Student Resources in Context. Web. 5 Apr. 2016

"Iditarod - Last Great Race on Earth®." Iditarod - Last Great Race on Earth®. Iditarod Trail Committee, Inc., 3 Feb. 2015. Web. 31 Jan. 2015

(source) "Diphtheria and the Alaskan Iditarod." Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 16 May 2013. Web. 04 Mar. 2015.