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Local competitor dies in Sisu's Heikki Lunta ski race


January 14, 2019


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IRONWOOD — The death of a competitor cast a cloud over the 10th annual Sisu Ski Fest this weekend, as Mike Fauerbach passed away on-course during the 15K Heikki Lunta cross country ski race Saturday.

“He died doing exactly what he wanted to do. He had skis on his feet and he was in the woods,” Fauerbach’s son, Rob, told the Daily Globe Sunday.

Other skiers found Fauerbach, 67, of Saxon, unresponsive one half-kilometer from the race’s starting line and stopped to help, according to Sisu Race Director Jackie Powers.

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