The 2011 Iditarod Sled Dog Race as presented by: The Atlantic

On Tuesday, March 15th, musher John Baker crossed the finish line in Nome, Alaska, to win the 2011 Iditarod Sled Dog Race. Baker won in record time, becoming the first native Alaskan champion since 1976. Dog sledding season is now winding down, but over the past few months dozens of races have taken place across the northern hemisphere from Spain to Alaska, including La Grande Odyssee, Finnmarkslopet, and Yukon Quest. Gathered here are some highlights from many of these races, including the Iditarod, where 14 teams are still on the course, nearing the end of their 1,150-mile journey. Iditarod musher Karin Hendrickson's swing dog Aberdeen and leader Chase keep an eye on things at the Takotna checkpoint during the 2011 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Wednesday, afternoon March 9, 2011. Iditarod musher Peter Kaiser, from Bethel, Alaska, races from Safety to the Nome, Alaska finish line of the 2011 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Doug Butler of Bristol, Vermont, drives his dog team during the open class of the Laconia World Championship Sled Dog Race Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011, in Laconia, New Hampshire.

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