FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Two Minnesotans are taking home titles in the ninth annual Fargo Marathon.
Chris Erichsen of Minneapolis crossed the finish line Saturday in a time of 2 hours, 20 minutes, 42 seconds, to win the men’s title. Nicole Porath of Northfield, Minn., won the women’s crown in 2:50:49.READ MORE: House Ethics Committee Postpones Hearing On Complaint Against Rep. John Thompson
It was the second Fargo Marathon victory for the 27-year-old Erichsen. He won the race in 2012 with a course record of 2:19.55.
Fargo runners Eric Loeffler and Hanna Grinaker won the men’s and women’s half-marathon titles Saturday.READ MORE: COVID In Minnesota: 375 New Cases Reported, Positivity Rate At 2.2%
About 2,000 people started the full marathon. The list of entrants included 35 people who have run all eight previous marathons.
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