The 39th annual American Birkebeiner cross-country ski marathon was held over the weekend. The Birkie (50K for Skaters, 54K for Classic Skiers) and Kortelopet (23K) attracted 9,000 racers.
See the results for area code 5507. Notable finishes:
With a time of 3:57:57.5, Northfielder Bob Nesvold took 2nd place in the Men’s 70-74 age category for the Birkebeiner Classic (22 racers), 414 out of 1635 overall.
With a time of 2:07:10.6, Northfield City Administrator (Faribault resident) Tim Madigan took 20th place in the Men’s 60-64 age category for the Kortelopet Classic (611 racers), 311 out of 1,080 overall.