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Alaska Eskimo John Baker wins Iditarod

Updated: March 17, 2011, 2:43 AM ET
Associated Press

NOME, Alaska -- John Baker's win in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race was more than just one man finally achieving his lifelong dream. It was also a victory for Alaska Natives.

Hundreds of fans and traditional Eskimo drummers greeted the 48-year-old Eskimo musher as he crossed the finish line Tuesday morning in the world's longest sled dog race.

"We are lucky when we are able to do something good and share it with other people," said Baker -- a soft-spoken Inupiat Eskimo who already ...

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