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Marathon speedskating championships: Skaters coming to Lake Bemidji

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Organizers are getting ready and the ice is nearly set.

This weekend on Lake Bemidji, speedskaters and spectators will gather for the U.S. Speedskating National Marathon Championships and the North American Marathon Speedskating Championships.


The championships, which will run simultaneously, each will include a 25 kilometer marathon and a 50 K marathon on an oval on Lake Bemidji. The 25 K races will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday and the 50 K races will begin at 9 a.m. Sunday.

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