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Paavo returns with 52nd running Saturday

HURLEY - For the first time in three years, there will be a Paavo Nurmi Marathon this weekend.

It was canceled, like pretty much everything else, in 2020 because of the pandemic and it didn't happen again in 2021. Fans of the Paavo are pretty excited to have it back for the 52nd running Saturday.

As of midday Wednesday, over 160 people were signed up across all the events, including 43 half-marathoners and a similar number for the full 26.2 miles.

They may get a lot more signed up in the final moments, especially if the rain fades from the forecast, said former longtime race director Ricky Kel...