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Matt Carstens of Whitefield, N.H., runs his team between lines of spectators at the start of the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon on Sunday­. (Steve Kuchera /

Duluth sled dog marathon postponed for lack of snow

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Duluth's John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon has been postponed until March 10. It was scheduled to start Jan 27.

"I don't know that we really had any choice but to postpone," race coordinator Pat Olson said Tuesday. "It was tough, but the trail is terrible. The rain sealed the deal."


"I'm hoping we get snow by March 10," she said.

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