Baker Wins Kobuk 440

Musher John Baker of Kotzebue has won the Kobuk 440 sled dog race. The race started Friday afternoon and ended Sunday morning. It starts in Kotzebue and weaves through Northwest Alaska villages, loops around Kobuk before mushers return to Kotzebue. Baker crossed the finish line at 8:46 a.m., followed by Hugh Neff of Tok and Annie Lake at 10:19 a.m. Twelve mushers competed in a race known for windy conditions.

The Associated Press

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