MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — For the first time, a husband and wife have placed first and second respectively at the 2019 John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon.
On Tuesday, the 300-mile race from Duluth to Grand Portage concluded. It’s the longest sled dog race in the lower 48 states.READ MORE: Man In Critical Condition After Being Shot On I-94 In Minneapolis
Participants and event organizers braved -20 degree temps and wind gusts that felt like -50 below.READ MORE: Minnesota Weather: Dangerous Wind Chills Return Wednesday
Taking a late lead in the race, 2019 Champion Blake Freking came across the finish line on Tuesday evening. Shortly after, his wife, Jennifer Freking, crossed the finish line, too.MORE NEWS: Towns' 3-Point Play Helps Wolves Edge Knicks 112-110
Other marathon race finishers include third-place Jason Rice followed by Colleen Wallin, Erin Altemus, Ryan Reddington, Peter McClelland and Frank Moe.