John Baker is a veteran Iditarod competitor, native Inupiat Alaskan, and the first Alaska Native Iditarod Champion in 35 years.
In the video above, John Baker talks about his feelings and emotions when crossing the finish line to the sound of native drums and cheering fans, as well as his dogs, his strategy, and what it takes to compete in the world's toughest race.
To find out more about John Baker and his 2012 Iditarod team, visit teamjohnbaker.com!
Good news, everyone! I Has a Hotdog will be covering this year's Iditarod dog sled race starting at 12pm PST Saturday, March 3rd, 2012.
Be sure to check in often for live coverage of racing news, Iditarod and sled dog info, as well as plenty of captionable images to edit and share with your friends!
Celebrate "The Last Great Race" with us right here at I Has a Hot Dog, and join us as we follow these amazing dogs during this incredible journey!
Hooray for Iditarod 2012!