Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Iditarod 2011: John Baker Wins in Record Time
That's Native Alaskan John Baker, only the fourth native Alaskan to win the iditarod (the other three were in: 1974, 1975, and 1976) mushing along the trail (upper photo) and basking in the glow in Nome a little while ago.
The Anchorage Daily News has already posted the amazing details of the story on line. You can read it here. As the winner of this gruelling race, Baker takes home $50,000 and a new Dodge Truck, and don't expect him or any of the other mushers to threaten to strike if the purse for next year's race is not increased: it won't be, and they won't.