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Up North: Rain Greets Skaters in Year 22

September 20, 2017 11:05 PM

Following a similar course to Grandma's Marathon on foot is the Northshore Inline Marathon which celebrated its 22nd year on Saturday.

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For the second straight year rain was a factor for skaters.

"We have a lot of rain in Holland too, so I'm not unfamiliar, but it was definitely slippery today," said the 2017 Women's Elite Winner Manon Kamminga. "I'm just glad I stayed safe and got to take home the win."

Kamminga finished with an unofficial time of 1 hour and 16 minutes to take the women's side of the race. She also won the race in 2015. On the men's side, Sebastian Guzman from Venezuela rolled to his first victory in Duluth with an unofficial time of 1 hour and 3 minutes.

The race is the largest in North America and is considered the fourth largest in the world, which has Duluth competing with places like Berlin, Germany and Seoul, South Korea.

"Duluth is beautiful. The course is point to point so you're not turning in repetitive loops. You're just skating along the water. It's perfect," said elite skater Kacie Cleveland.

 


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