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Rep. Young Congratulates John Baker


Washington, DCAlaskan Congressman Don Young has released the following statement congratulating John Baker of Kotzebue on his 2011 Iditarod win:

“I know the Bakers well and I am very proud of John and his team.  John has excelled in this race many times, but today, not only did he have his first win, but he also now claims the fastest time the race the has ever been run, AND he’s the first Inupiaq to ever win.  That is quite the accomplishment!  John is an inspiration to Alaska and an ambassador for our great state.  I congratulate all of those who have taken part in this year’s race, as you are all truly a fine example of the Alaskan spirit.  John, I admire you for your drive and persistence and congratulate you on this great victory!”   

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