August 26, 2019
Updated July 28 at 4:10 p.m.

Andrew Triebold and Steve Lajoie win 72nd AuSable River Canoe Marathon

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OSCODA — Andrew Triebold and Steve Lajoie won the 72nd Annual AuSable River Canoe Marathon, crossing the finish line just five seconds before second place finishers Guillaume Blais and Samuel Frigon.

Triebold and Lajoie finished the marathon with a time of 14:15.34. 

The marathon kicked off in Grayling Saturday, July 27. The race began as the sky began to darken, with rain falling just a few minutes after the start of the race. Paddlers will battle until Sunday when the race will finish in Oscoda.

Local competitor Flash Marsh of Mio along with Mike Hartman of Grayling finished the race in 42nd position with a time of 16:30:59.

Another local competitor, Chris Ecker of Mio, along with Zach Cheney of Grayling, finished in 45th place with a time of 16:39:34. The two teams battled throughout the night, even colliding during the Mio Dam portage as Marsh and Hartman passed Ecker and Cheney for position. 

Josh Kellogg of Curran and Mike Kellogg of Montague placed 53rd in the event with a time of 16:52:38.

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