Some dogs are born great, some achieve greatness and some have greatness thrust upon them, but few have a pedigree like Bark, part of the team that has won dog racing’s greatest prize.

Six years ago Thomas Waerner, a British-born musher who competes for Norway, lent some of his dogs to his compatriot Robert Sorlie to compete in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Alaska, one of the toughest sporting challenges. One of those dogs, a female named Kelly, received some attention from one of her running mates and, a few months later, Waerner gained a dog that was born to run.

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