Crowd gathers in Fairbanks to remember legendary musher

February 18, 2015 11:27 PM

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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 ( ) reported. Attla died Sunday at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage. He was recently diagnosed with B-cell lymphoma.

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