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Petersburg team takes 12th in Klondike Road Relay


Erin Watkins / Submitted Photo

Carin Christensen approaches the finish line. She ran the tenth and final leg for the team.

The Petersburg Smashanuskas finished 12th overall and eighth in their category in a field of 123 teams in the Klondike Road Relay last week. The runners completed this 10-leg, 109 mile overnight race in 15 hours, eight minutes and 52 seconds.

“The teams had different start times,” runner Erin Watkins said. “The slower teams started around 7 p.m. and the faster ones started later around 9:30p.m.”

Runner Emil Tucker ran the first leg of the race in one hour, 22 minutes and 10 seconds at a pace of 9:20 per mile; Dana Christensen took the second leg at one hour and 10 seconds at a pace...

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