CORRECTS YEAR - In this Sunday, March 4, 2012, photo, defending Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race champion John Baker prepares for the start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Willow, Alaska. Baker won... more 
CORRECTS YEAR - In this Sunday, March 4, 2012, photo, defending Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race champion John Baker prepares for the start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Willow, Alaska. Baker won last year’s race in his 16th attempt, and became the first Inupiat to win the race. He said he had to think long and hard about coming back to defend his title, but realized too many people, including family, friends and many in the Alaska Native community, were counting on him. (AP Photo/ Mary Pemberton) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Mary Pemberton
Tue, Mar 6, 2012 12:53 AM EST