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Teens and Tesdahl dominate Run for the Lakes Races

Dan Determan / Echo Journal Angie Lind, left, of Brainerd, along with Jennifer Oseland and Melissa Trees of Pequot Lakes reach the finish line together in the Run for the Lakes 5K Friday, April 27.1 / 6
Dan Determan / Echo Journal Younger runners led the charge at the start of the Run for the Lakes 5K race Friday, April 27.2 / 6
Dan Determan / Echo Journal Chanda Lee of East Gull Lake crosses the 5K finish line at the 11th annual Run for the Lakes.3 / 6
On the corner of Camp Lincoln Road runners like Mary Peterson found Crystal Ratke, Caiden Ratke (8) and baby Daniel Ratke encouraging them with signs like "Future Runner, You Inspire Me" and "Chuck Norris never ran a marathon".4 / 6
Jordan Roby was the first place 10k runner with a time of 39:28.5 / 6
Dan Determan / Echo Journal Dawson Ackerman, left, and Jesse Clausen - both from Pequot Lakes - finished first and second respectively at the Run for the Lakes 5K race on Friday, April 27.6 / 6

Brock Tesdahl, 25 of Hopkins, has once again taken first at the Run for the Lakes Marathon, April 27 among 161 runners with a time of 2:38:26.

There were 20 minutes between Tesdahl and the next Marathon finisher. The first female marathon registrant to cross the line was first timer Megan Sauer os Lismore, Minnesota, with a time of 3:14:01.

Combined with the 5k, 10k, half marathon and relay there were 966 racers. Jordan Roby of Wayzata was the first finisher for the men's 10k with 39:28 (which may be a course record) and Betsy Hills of Alexandria came in at 46:30.

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Run for the Lakes - April 27, 2018

11th annual Run for the Lakes - 5K

480 photos - Klick to view

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Run for the Lakes Marathon April 28

Run for the Lakes marathon, the half marathon and 10K

438 photos - Klick to view

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Jessy Prince, 37 of Bemidji won the men's half marathon for the second year in a row. Samantha VanWechel became the first women's finisher in the category with 1:30:13. The 5k April 26 was dominated by three teenagers from Pequot Lakes: Dawson Ackerman was less than a second faster than Jesse Clausen (both 14) with 20:15, Joel Carlton crossed only five seconds later. The women's 5k runner was 13-year-old Riley Fogarty with 21:38.