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Minnesota natives sweep the 48th Annual Park Point 5-miler

DULUTH, MN – With the sun beating down on a hot race course, a pair of Minnesota natives came out victorious at the 48th Annual Park Point 5-miler.

Nick Nygaard, a native of St. Michael, MN won the men’s division of northern Minnesota’s oldest road race with a time of 26:27. It’s his second Park Point win, after he came out on top back in 2015.

Claire Kazmierczak of White Bear Lake, MN followed shortly after in the women’s division with a time of 34:37. It’s the 42-year-old’s first time running the race, having already run Grandma’s Marathon, the Gary Bjorklund half marathon, and the William Irvin 5K.


Matt Halverson

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