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Fitger's 5K results

A record number of 1,355 people registered for today's 19th annual Fitger's 5K Run and Walk. Chisholm's Michael Benchina, 25, claimed his third consecutive Fitger's 5K title, winning in 16:08. Jen Houck, 24, of Wright, Minn., won the women's divi...

A record number of 1,355 people registered for today's 19th annual Fitger's 5K Run and Walk.

Chisholm's Michael Benchina, 25, claimed his third consecutive Fitger's 5K title, winning in 16:08.

Jen Houck, 24, of Wright, Minn., won the women's division crown with a time of 18:54.

Frank Skolte, of Frazee, Minn., won the men's walk category in 31:44 and Duluthian Lisa Brown was the winner of the women's walk division with a time of 27:41.

A total of 1,254 finishers (1,089 runners, 165 walkers) completed the 3.1-mile course through Duluth's downtown. All proceeds from the Fitger's 5K Run and Walk benefit the Young Athletes Foundation (YAF), a Grandma's Marathon program focused on the promotion and development of youth athletics in the Twin Ports.

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Fitger's 5K run men's top five

name, time, city, age

1) Michael Benchina, 16:08, Chisholm, 25

2) Adam Swank, 17:01, Duluth, 32

3) Scott Chapin, 17:07, Hayward, Wis., 37

4) Jarrow Wahman, 17:15, Duluth, 46

5) Paul Giannobile, 17:17, Minnetonka, 48

Fitger's 5K run women's top five

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1) Jen Houck, 18:54, Wright, Minn., 24

2) Jeanne Fleck, 19:25, Proctor, 43

3) Kathleen Monaghan, 19:32, Duluth, 40

4) Rochelle Wirth, 19:32, Duluth, 45

5) Janet Rosen, 20:21, Cloquet, 53

Fitger's 5K walk top five men

1) Daniel Skolte, 31:28, Belview, Minn., 48

2) Frank Skolte, 31:29, Frazee, Minn., 51

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3) Seth Skolte, 34:20, Mahtowa, Minn., 16

4) Herb Dillon, 34:57, Duluth, 59

5) James Skolte, 35:25, Mora, Minn., 55

Fitger's 5K walk top five women

1) Lisa Brown, 27:06, Duluth, 39

2) Emily Matuseski, 27:40, Duluth, 15

3) Nina Lubarski, 30:06, Bemidji, 24

4) Nora Mattei, 30:41, Eveleth, 45

5) Jodi Pufahl, 33:17, Duluth, 27

Grandma's Marathon press release

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