Andy Holak of Duluth won a third Minnesota Voyaguer Trail Ultramarathon 50-Miler on Saturday in Carlton, while Helen Lavin of Minneapolis won a second straight women’s title and set a course record. Holak, 41, had his fastest time on the course in nine races in 7 hours, 16 minutes, 28 seconds. Lavin, 32, fifth overall in 8:06:10, breaking Kim Holak’s 2007 mark of 8:14:14. There were 159 entrants.
Jeremy Polson was first overall and Jen Houck won the women’s division of Saturday’s Lumberjack Days 10-Miler road race in Stillwater, Minn. Both are from Duluth.
Polson, 31, led a field of 1,121 in 50 minutes, 38 seconds and Brandon Gleason, 23, of Minneapolis was second in 50:43. Houck, 25, won in 57:51, while Serena Sullivan, 28, of Hibbing was fifth in 1:02:02. A male runner used the race number for a female runner (Michelle Tubbs, 22, of St. Paul), who was originally credited with the women’s victory in 55:09.