Crowd gathers in Fairbanks to remember legendary musher

February 18, 2015 11:27 PM

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Crowd gathers in Fairbanks to remember legendary musher

Hundreds of people gathered in Fairbanks to remember George Attla Jr., the legendary Athabascan sprint racing champion who died over the weekend at age 81.

A service for Attla was held Tuesday at the Chief David Salmon Tribal Hall, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (http://is.gd/BuWhBT ) reported. Attla died Sunday at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage. He was recently diagnosed with B-cell lymphoma.

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