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Running: UMD’s Heikkila takes third

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Minnesota Duluth runner Ted Heikkila took third in the TC Half Marathon and Relay on Friday in Minneapolis.

Zane Grabeau of Waterville, Minn., won the men’s race, covering the 13.1 miles along the Minneapolis riverfront in 1 hour, 12 minutes, 53 seconds, while Melissa Gacek of White Bear Lake, Minn., took the women’s race in 1:22:17.

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Daniel Peters of Minneapolis took second in the men’s race in 1:13:37, with Heikkila, 21, another 56 seconds back in 1:14:33. Heikkila, of Delano, Minn., is on the UMD men’s cross country and track teams.

Duluth’s Ericka Olin, 25, was eighth in the women’s race in 1:30:03.

More than 2,300 runners finished the fifth-annual event.

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