41st Paavo, Hayward Inline

     Ben Schneider of Rockford, Ill., won Saturday’s 41st Paavo Nurmi Marathon from Upson to Hurley, Wis., for his second straight victory in the event. Schneider, 23, was first in a field of 229 in 2 hours, 40 minutes, 21 seconds, compared to his 2008 time of 2:35:27. Shawn Callahan, 37, of Biwabik was second in 2:57:13.

     Anja Jokela, 25, of Minneapolis led the women’s division in 3:08:06. In the accompanying inaugural half-marathon, the winners among 64 finishers were Mark List, 17, of Lansing, Mich., in 1:23:11 and Melissa William, 32, of Chicago in 1:35:02.   

     Also, Colombia native David Sarmiento of Minneapolis won Saturday’s fourth Hayward Inline 30-Mile Challenge in Hayward, Wis. Sarmiento, 27, led a field of 90 in 1 hour, 32 minutes, 50 seconds, while Kara Peterson, 39, was first in the women’s division in 1:46:55. Sarmiento was third in the 2008 NorthShore Inline Marathon.

     Also, In Saturday’s 15th Twig Firehouse 5-kilometer walk-run, the run winners were Blake Koch in 18:26 and Kathleen Monaghan in 18:28; and the walk winners were Herb Dillon in 34:37 and Mary Mulvain in 36:59.

     And in the Kristin Burkholder 5K in Esko, the winners were Brett Parendo in 17:58 and Amanda Lepisto in 19:45.

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