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Randolph Westphal with his dogs, Chinook and Nanook, during a stop in Detroit Lakes Monday. The German cyclist has traveled 132,000 on his bicycle. DL NEWSPAPERS/Pippi Mayfield

Cancer survivor has bicycled 132,000 miles

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To say that Randolph Westphal is an avid cyclist is grossly inadequate.

He’s biked the equivalent of going around the world five times, raising awareness, not money, for cancer. He’s also had 28 cancer surgeries himself, for malignant melanoma.

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“I have 132,000 miles behind me,” he said Monday afternoon in the Holiday Inn front lobby.

Westphal, who is from Germany, spent Monday and Tuesday in Detroit Lakes, though only one of those nights by choice.

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