Photos: John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon

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1 Shawn McCarthy, of Ely, Minn., leaves the starting line of the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon, in Duluth, Minn., on Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011. 
2 Native Americans give a drum demonstration prior to the beginning of the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon, in Duluth, Minn., on Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011. John Beargrease was a Native American who used his dog sled to deliver mail along the North Shore of Lake Superior. 
3 Sam Eisenberg, of Minnetonka, Minn., gets a lick from "Flash", a dog from the mushing team of Odin Jorgenson, of Grand Marais, Minn., at the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon, in Duluth, Minn., on Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011. 
4 Clarke Garry, of Togo, Minn. starts at the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon, in Duluth, Minn., on Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011. 
5 First timer Stephanie Love, of Duluth, Minn., heads out of the starting line with her team of dogs at the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon, in Duluth, Minn., on Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011. 
6 Starting line judge Mike Levig, calms the lead dog on the team of the musher Nick Turman, of Two Harbors, Minn. at the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon, in Duluth, Minn., on Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011. 
7 The mushing team of Joanna Oberg, of Ignace, Ontario, Canada, prepare to depart from the starting line of the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon, in Duluth, Minn., on Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011. 
8 Musher Bob Wright, of South Range, Wis., makes a final check on his dogs, as he prepares to depart from the starting line of the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon, in Duluth, Minn., on Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011. 
9 Musher Neil Rasmussen, of Grand Marais, Minn., shortly after leaving the staring line of the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon, in Duluth, Minn., on Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011. 
10 Mike Levig, right, a starting line judge, takes a final look at the lead dogs on the team of musher Scott Edgett, of Chisago City, Minn., as they prepare to depart from the starting line of the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon, in Duluth, Minn., on Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011.