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Runners hit the streets for Spicer road race

The Green Lake Road Race in Spicer on the morning of Sunday, July 3, 2022, kicks off the day's events during the multi-day celebration marking the Fourth of July holiday.

Runner Riley Hanson is cheered on by Green Lake resident Carol Maursetter as Hanson runs along North Shore Drive during the Green Lake Road Race in Spicer on the morning of Sunday, July 3, 2022.
Runner Riley Hanson is cheered on by Green Lake resident Carol Maursetter as Hanson runs along North Shore Drive during the Green Lake Road Race in Spicer on the morning of Sunday, July 3, 2022.
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SPICER — More than 100 runners took to the streets Sunday morning along the calm shores of Green Lake to compete in this year's Green Lake Road Run. The event, which shares in Fourth of July festivities on the weekend in Spicer, features a grueling 12-mile race along the shore of Green Lake.

Top male finisher Nadir Yusuf cruises along the shore of Green Lake while running in the Green Lake Road Race in Spicer on the morning of Sunday, June 3, 2022. Yusuf finished the race in a time of 1 hour, 2 minutes and 36 seconds.
Top male finisher Nadir Yusuf cruises along the shore of Green Lake while running in the Green Lake Road Race in Spicer on the morning of Sunday, July 3, 2022. Yusuf finished the race in a time of 1 hour, 2 minutes and 36 seconds.
Macy Moore / West Central Tribune

Residents along the heavily residential route set up lawn chairs and wrapped up in blankets to get cozy on the lazy Sunday morning to wave and cheer on the runners as they passed in waves.

See photos from the Green Lake Road Race in Spicer on the morning of Sunday, July 3, 2022.

Willmar-based runner Nadir Yusuf, who crossed the finish line with a time of 1 hour, 2 minutes and 36 seconds, came ahead of second-place finisher Riley Burgstahler of Kerkhoven, who finished with a time of 1 hour, 10 minutes and 30 seconds.

Jessa Hanson keeps a solid pace while competing in the Green Lake Road Race in Spicer on the morning of Sunday, June 3, 2022. Hanson would eventually go on to finish first in the women's division of the 12-mile race.
Jessa Hanson keeps a solid pace while competing in the Green Lake Road Race in Spicer on the morning of Sunday, July 3, 2022. Hanson would eventually go on to finish first in the women's division of the 12-mile race.
Macy Moore / West Central Tribune

Spicer's own Jessa Hanson took the top spot for the female division, finishing with a time of 1 hour, 10 minutes and 19 seconds. Sam Hanson, also of Spicer, finished second overall with a time of 1 hour, 18 minutes and 27 seconds.

The event featured a total of 131 competitors who finished the lengthy race, consisting of 73 men and 58 women.

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Macy Moore is an award-winning photojournalist at the West Central Tribune in Willmar, Minnesota.
She can be reached via email: mmoore@wctrib.com or phone: 320.214.4338.
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