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Runners take off at the start of the 4th Annual Sawdust 5k race at Pinehurst Park. A record 413 runners came across the finish line of the race on Friday. Dave Harwig/

Sawdust sets records, again

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Winning the women’s division of the annual Cloquet Sawdust 5K Walk/Run last Friday morning, Cloquet’s Anja Maijala admitted she was unaware she set a new course record.


The 15-year-old said other records were more noticeable.

According to co-race director and organizer Jeff Leno, a record 426 runners participated in the fourth-year event held around Cloquet’s Pinehurst Park each Fourth of July morning. He added that approximately 75 volunteers helped as well.

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