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Runners brave heat for inaugural race

 

Richard Jenkins/Daily Globe

RUNNERS LEAVE the starting line at Depot Park in Ironwood Saturday during the inaugural Bridges and Bluffs Half-Marathon.

By RICHARD JENKINS

rjenkins@yourdailyglobe.com

IRONWOOD - With the sounds of the "Chariots of Fire" theme playing in the background, participants completed the inaugural Bridges and Bluffs half-marathon and two-mile runs Saturday at Ironwood's Depot Park.

At least 226 runners braved a heat index in the 90s to participate in the event - with roughly 104 runners completing the half-marathon. Another 44 completed the course as part of a relay team and 78 competitors ran the two-mile race.

Even with the heat, race director Phil Strong was pleased with the turnout.

"I'm blown away by how the com...



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