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Wardenaar wins 50k event at National Speedskating Marathon

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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.

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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.

Sunday's Results

50k Marathon

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.

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