Heading into the Adventure Racing World Championships, Team Peak Performance for Sweden was one of the best squads. The course spanned 700km, reaching about 15,000 feet in elevation and spanning 13 different climate zones across Ecuador. On Day 4 of the race, the team reached a transition area, ready to change disciplines from biking to trekking. Just a few hours behind the leaders - close in race terms - the team's course would suddenly change. A then-unnamed stray dog approached them. The animal was in poor condition, severely injured with a large wound on its back. This chance encounter led to a 10,400km journey for one dog to join a team and find a home.