Katarína & Marcel Vigodová/ Dučák
As a kid Marcel wanted a dog, and his parents bought him a husky when he was 15. While a friend …
Story of Katarína & Marcel
- 22 December 1992
As a kid Marcel wanted a dog, and his parents bought him a husky when he was 15. While a friend of Katarína rescued a dog who would not stop pulling, so they tried bikejoring together with their labrador. She met Marcel on races, and since then they have been racing together for over 10 years.
“This sport means everything to us- it gives us purpose, goals, challenges, happiness and priceless moments with our dogs”.
AlexEuropean sled dog10 May 2011
“I started in this sport with my labrador, the rescue dog. When he was getting old and I could not race anymore, Marcel gave me Alex as a birthday present 8 years ago. The most energetic birthday present ever».
It was Katarína’s first ESD. This dog taught her everything about how to train a dog for sprint distance. The dog also learned Katarína to never give up.
“She had to have a toe on the front leg amputated due to a wrong diagnosis and then infection. The prognosis was that she would never run again. 5 years later the dog is fighting the odds and winning medals like nothing happened, goes beyond the limits”.
- 3rd Place BKJM ECH ICF 2016 NMNM CZ
- 3rd Place BKJM ECH ICF 2017 Italy
- 4th Place BKJM WCH IFSS 2017 Kozle PL