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JIM FREDRICKSON crosses the finish line during the Bismarck Marathon Sept. 18. He qualified for the Boston Marathon after running under the time standard mark.


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Ever since he started competing in sports as a child, Jim Fredrickson was always goal-driven.

That goal-oriented and competitive-natured attitude still persists in the 60-year-old Fredrickson today.


The retired Detroit Lakes teacher and former track and field coach accomplished more in three days than most people strive for in a lifetime.

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Brian Wierima
Detroit Lakes Newspapers Sports Editor for the last 15 years. St. Cloud State University graduate, who hails from Deer Creek, MN.