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Posted by on Feb 6, 2012 in main

The extraordinary winning record of sprint sled dog racer George Attla is impressive. He credits his good start in racing to the help he received from a remarkable older generation of Athabascan trappers who relied on dogs to make a living off the land. He says these “dogmen” had tremendous knowledge about dogs, and having good dogs brought them a lot of pride. It was this pride passed down by countless generations that inspired him to be a champion for over 5 decades. George says he was taught that there isn’t anything that can’t be overcome, but it takes determination, hard work, perseverance, and a disciplined mind. George believes everyone can be a winner in life if they always work to improve themselves.


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