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Miles Klehini Classic cross-country ski day

 

March 19, 2020 | View PDF

Tom Morphet

Gen Bell and daughter Camillia finished the Miles Klehini Classic on Saturday.

Josie Allen topped a field of 13 skiers to win the annual Miles Klehini Ski Classic Saturday at 25 Mile Haines Highway.

The local commercial baker clocked 49:39 in the 10K race, a course record, said race organizer Dan Egolf of the Haines Ski and Hike Club. Participation was down from past years, partly due in part to a cancellation of the event originally scheduled for Feb. 23.

But sunny, blue-sky weather and use of the new outdoor memorial picnic area at the site made the event a success, Egolf said.

Jim Stuart placed first among men. Camillia Bell won the youth division. The club hosted racers to a bonfire and barbecue picnic lunch. The race dates to the mid-1990s and an international sled-dog race held in the upper valley.

 
 

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