Arthur the Adventure Racing Stray Now a Published Author

Diana Faria
by Diana Faria
Read all about the fascinating story behind Arthur, the stray dog who latched onto a Swedish racing team as they were completing a long and dangerous journey… and never let go.

You may have heard about Arthur, the stray dog who stumbled upon the Swedish Adventure Racing Team when they were on their way to complete the Adventure Racing World Championship in Ecuador. If you haven’t, this stray dog’s story is an absolutely fascinating one.

First and foremost, we need to understand the race itself. It is a six-day long, 450-mile race that involves kayaking, navigation, trekking, and mountain biking and only the best of the best make it. The Swedish team, known as Team Peak Performance, met Arthur as a stray pup on their second last leg of their trek and fed him a meatball when they stopped for a rest.

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When they set off to continue their journey, they realized that Arthur had been following them through thick and thin – literally! Arthur navigated through super muddy terrain and even jumped straight into the water, swimming alongside the team as they kayaked. Mikael Lindnord, one of the Swedish athletes, was so taken aback by Arthur’s bravery and commitment that he adopted Arthur and brought him into his Northern Sweden home. He fittingly named him “Arthur” after the brave and noble King Arthur.

Now, Arthur is about to embark on another, less dangerous journey: an international tour to promote his book, fittingly called “Arthur: The Dog Who Crossed the Jungle to Find a Home.” The book, written by Lindnord with British author Val Hudson, explores Arthur’s amazing journey from a wild jungle to snowy Örnsköldsvik. This story is all about hope, success and the lengths that both humans and animals will go in order to achieve great things.

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I’m not sure about you, but I am absolutely pumped to read this book when it hits store shelves. As of right now, the book is only available on Amazon UK, but we’re pretty sure this Swedish celebrity’s fame will spill over into North America soon enough… sign me up for a pre-order!

[Source: Forbes]

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