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Scott Metclife of Hawaii celebrates as he nears the finish line in Saturday's North Routt Coureur des Bois.

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Cruel weather spices up grueling North Routt Coureur des Bois

There were Olympians and surprise champions, great college skiers and superb locals. There was a Norwegian from Utah, a rower from Oklahoma and a New Yorker whose training regimen was built largely around ultimate Frisbee. They and the more than 200 other racers who finished Saturday’s marathon of a Nordic ski race, the seventh annual North Routt Coureur des Bois, were the champions.


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