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Our Alaska: Iditarod

Stephen Nowers
John Baker of Kotzebue won the 2011 Iditarod in record time. The race in pictures.
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Plastic Cessna

Pilot Mike Koskovich performs 'Plastic Cessna' during an open mic session at Unalakleet's Peace on Earth pizza restaurant during the 2011 Iditarod.
Stephen Nowers
There's a whole mess of planes in the air along the Iditarod trail, and one of them was carrying Alaska Dispatch photographer Stephen Nowers, who took some aerial photos and pictures capturing the bush plane culture that follows the race from start to finish.
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2011 Iditarod champion John Baker arrives in Nome

John Baker makes the climb to Front Street in Nome on his way to winning the 2011 Iditarod on Tuesday, March 15.
Stephen Nowers
John Baker of Kotzebue set a new speed record in winning the 2011 Iditarod.
Stephen Nowers
Kotzebue musher John Baker won the 2011 Iditarod.
Stephen Nowers
As the 2011 Iditarod reaches the home stretch, John Baker and Ramey Smyth are battling for victory.
Stephen Nowers
John Baker maintains his lead as the leaders of the 2011 Iditarod turn up Alaska's Gold Coast.
Stephen Nowers
John Baker was the first musher to leave Kaltag but several strong teams were chasing him to the coast.
Stephen Nowers
The 2011 Iditarod has reached the Yukon River. 
Stephen Nowers
Trent Herbst was the surprise winner of the 2011 iditarod's halfway prize but it wasn't long before he had lots of company in the remote checkpoint of Iditarod.

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