Missing Iditarod Sled Dog Found Three Months Later, 120 Miles Away

During the 2022 Iditarod back in March, Leon, one of French musher Sebastien Dos Santos Borges, got away from the team and had been missing. But amazingly, Leon has been found. Here’s more from the Associated Press:

Leon went missing in March after what the trail committee said was his “escape” from the Ruby checkpoint. In May, residents of the Alaska city of McGrath, over 120 miles south of the checkpoint, reported to Race Director Mark Nordman that they’d seen Leon frequently near a cabin. 

The resident of the cabin and another musher left food for Leon in the hopes of catching him, according to the trail committee. He was captured early Saturday morning and was safe, alert and “understandably skinny but seemingly healthy,” said Iditarod spokesperson Shannon Markley.

Great to see Leon back with his team.