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Runner wins Fitger’s 5K several years after nearly losing a foot in boating accident

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Less than seven years ago, doctors told Trevor Zimak he would never run again.

On Saturday, Zimak crossed the finish line all alone to win the 25th annual Fitger’s 5K for the first time.

Zimak, a 30-year-old native of Thunder Bay, Ontario, was timed in 15 minutes, 54 seconds on a cold, rainy, blustery day down East Superior Street, kicking off the Northland running season.

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