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Keith Aili nears the Trail Center checkpoint during the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon on March 11, 2013. Steve Kuchera/Duluth News Tribune

Beargrease sled dog race taking a year off

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By Mike Creger

Forum News Service

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DULUTH -- Pat Olson called the decision “sad” but necessary. The race director announced Thursday that January’s John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon races have been canceled.

Olson said organizers need more money and a revived spirit, and they hope taking a year off can do it.

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