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Sisu racers benefit from late start


January 8, 2018

Ian Minielly/Daily Globe

THE COUPLE that races together, stays together. Newlyweds, Mark and Bridget Wendt competed in the Sisu Ski Race Saturday in Ironwood. Mark has done many races before, but for Bridget, Wakefield-Marenisco K-12 Art teacher, this was not only her first race, it was the first time she has ever been on cross country skis.


IRONWOOD - The eighth annual Sisu Ski Fest started 90 minutes late to accommodate cold weather and heavy wintry conditions, but for Ellen Weber, who has raced every Sisu except the year it was cancelled, the delayed start resulted in a much better race because it was not so brutally cold, like last years race. Weber said she races and works the registration desk, despite making the trek to Ironwood from the suburbs of Chicago.

For Bridget Wendt, art teacher at the Wakefield-Marenisco K-12 school, this years Sisu came 13 years late, but right on t...

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