In adventure racing, teams climb, trek, cycle and kayak for up to 10 days, with teams sometimes sleeping an hour a night or less. The Swedish team, Peak Performance, was racing in Ecuador when they noticed a mangy, injured dog following them. On and on the dog continued, never leaving Peak Performance’s side. Unbelievably, when they got to the kayaks, the dog they named Arthur jumped in and started paddling alongside them. The team realized this dog was special—and if they left him in Ecuador, he would surely die. After Arthur received 4 months of medical treatment, team member Mikael Lindnord adopted him and brought him home to Sweden. After journeying for miles, Arthur found a family at last.