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Petersburg coastie wins BearFest marathon

Nineteen people participated in Sunday’s BearFest Marathon. For the men, Coast Guard member Terry German from Petersburg came in first with a time of 3:36:17. He was followed closely by Wrangellite Dale McMurren at his standard pace of 3:28:34. Kent Johnson and Matt Hilby were only minutes behind. The only woman to run the marathon solo was Cheri Pompeo, who finished with a time of 5:37:51. Two groups of four women ran it as a relay.

Thirteen participants completed the half marathon. Gregg Walchli came in first after 1:31:01. He was followed exactly one minute later by Erik Wortman. In first for the women was Lucy Robinson at 1:45:33. Second place for the women was Angie Eldred at just under 1 hour and 58 minutes.

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