Inspired by John Baker, Young Native Mushers Make Their Mark

When Kotzebue musher John Baker won the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race last year, the popular racer rocketed to statewide fame by becoming its first Inupiat champion, a victory made sweeter because Baker was staggeringly fast, shattering the speed record.This year, Baker’s race doesn’t appear so smooth. Even so, he has a sense that the lead pack headed for Elim and beyond isn’t set in stone.Read more here:


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