Wardenaar wins 50k event at National Speedskating Marathon
Erik Wardenaar of Golden Valley won the 50-kilometer National Long Track Speedskating Marathon Sunday on Lake Bemidji, covering the course in 1 hour, 45 minutes, 14.38 seconds.
That was nearly four minutes ahead of the second-place finisher, Nate Feinberg of Rochester, N.Y.
Wardenaar, 49, is a Dutch native who now skates for the Plymouth/Wayzata team out of the Twin Cities. He finished second in Saturday's 25k event.
This was the third year Bemidji has hosted the national event.
1, Erik Wardenaar, Golden Valley, 1:45.14.38. 2, Nate Feinberg, Rochester, N.Y., 1:48.57.26. 3, Ken Huss, Plymouth, 1:49.03.08. 4, Edward Burns, Vestel, N.Y., 1:49.03.38. 5, David Lawler, Winnipeg, Man., 1:49.05.37. 6, Kathie Zapotocki,, Zionsville, Pa., 1:52,02.41. 7, Kathy Feinberg, Rochester, N.Y., 2:06.33.18. 8, Jim Daniska, St. Clair Shores, Mich., 2:20.46.45. 9, Norm Johannsen, Bemidji, 2:53.18.17. 10, Dorothy Bialke, Maple Grove, 2:53.57.74. 11, Ann Winget, Peoria, Ill., 3:11.44.08. 12, Lisa Sjogren, Albertville, 3:31.39.81.