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Final competitors cross finish line of Arrowhead 135 endurance race

Former Duluth resident Alicia Hudelson shattered the women's run record in the Arrowhead 135, finishing the 135-mile endurance race from International Falls to Tower early Wednesday in just a minute short of two days -- 47 hours, 59 minutes.

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Former Duluth resident Alicia Hudelson shattered the women's run record in the Arrowhead 135, finishing the 135-mile endurance race from International Falls to Tower early Wednesday in just a minute short of two days -- 47 hours, 59 minutes.

Hudelson, who now lives in Georgia, crossed the finish line at Fortune Bay Casino at 7:03 a.m. Wednesday. Race officials said her winning time broke the record by 7 hours, 8 minutes.

Scott Hoberg of Duluth was the overall run winner in the event that's also open to bikers and cross-country skiers, finishing at 2:30 a.m. Wednesday in a time of 43 hours, 26 minutes. Temperatures dropped into the teens and 20s below zero along the course early Wednesday, after dropping to 30 below the night before. The race started Monday morning in International Falls.

Duluth's Jeremy Kershaw finished the race on foot in 48:20, good for fourth place overall. Mike Stattelman of Duluth finished in 48:55, sixth overall.

Ben Shillington of Ontario, one of only two skiers in this year's race and the only to finish, crossed the finish line at 1:08 p.m Wednesday, for a time of 54:06.

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As reported in Wednesday's News Tribune, the winning biker and first finisher overall was Jay Petervary of Idaho, who finished early Tuesday in 20:11.

The mandatory race cutoff time was 60 hours - about 7 p.m. Wednesday. Overall, 30 bikers finished the race while 54 had to drop out. One skier finished and one dropped out. Sixteen runners finished, 39 dropped out and one - Brazil's Carla Goulart - crossed the finish line late, 10 minutes after the cutoff time. Overall, 94 of 142 racers had had to drop out of this year's race, or about 66 percent; the race average is about 50 percent.

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