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Photos: Day 2 on the Beargrease trail

The 300-mile marathon started at Billy's bar in Duluth at 10 a.m. Sunday. Mushers are expected to arrive Tuesday at the finish at Grand Portage Lodge and Casino.

Beargrease racer and team.
Defending John Beargrease marathon champion Erin Letzring and her team climb a hill as they near Poplar Lake on Monday.
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Dog eating.
Sherman, a lead dog for John Beargrease marathon racer Sarah Keefer, enjoys a chicken leg at the Trail Center checkpoint Monday.
Steve Kuchera / Duluth News Tribune
Two mushers cross lake.
Four-time John Beargrease marathon champion Nathan Schroeder leads Jesse Terry across Poplar Lake on Monday.
Steve Kuchera / Duluth News Tribune
Beargrease Marathon racer.
John Beargrease marathon racer Sarah Keefer nears Poplar Lake on Monday.
Steve Kuchera / Duluth News Tribune
Beargrease Marathon racer crossing lake.
John Beargrease marathon racer Wade Marrs nears the Trail Center checkpoint Monday. His was the first team to reach the checkpoint.
Steve Kuchera / Duluth News Tribune
Beargrease Marathon racer crosses lake.
Two-time John Beargrease marathon champion Ryan Redington crosses Poplar Lake with seven dogs in harness Monday.
Steve Kuchera / Duluth News Tribune
Beargrease musher crosses lake.
John Beargrease marathon racer Jesse Terry nears the Trail Center checkpoint Monday.
Steve Kuchera / Duluth News Tribune
Beargrease musher crossing a lake.
John Beargrease marathon racer Ero Wallin crosses Poplar Lake on Monday.
Steve Kuchera / Duluth News Tribune
Beargrease musher crosses a lake.
Three-time John Beargrease marathon champion Ryan Anderson crosses Poplar Lake on Monday.
Steve Kuchera / Duluth News Tribune
Sleeping dog.
One of John Beargrease marathon racer Sarah Keefer’s dogs uses a teammate as a pillow Monday at the Trail Center checkpoint.
Steve Kuchera / Duluth News Tribune

Steve Kuchera is a retired Duluth News Tribune photographer.
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