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Detroit Lakes resident Richard Renner, who turned 80 in January, took part in his third Fargo Marathon this past Saturday. Renner, a native of Pelican Rapids, first became interested in the sport about five years ago, after watching his daughters compete in area events. He finished the half-marathon (13.1 miles) in 3 hours, 24 minutes. (Vicki Gerdes/DL Newspapers)

Detroit Lakes retiree, 80, participates in his third Fargo Marathon

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At last Saturday's Fargo Marathon, more than 24,000 people crossed the finish line -- and Detroit Lakes' Richard Renner was among them.


Renner, who turned 80 in January, was competing in his third half marathon in Fargo -- but the first one since 2008.

After taking a few years off due to illness, poor weather conditions and other factors, Renner said, "I decided, it's now or never."

Renner completed the 13.1-mile course in 3 hours, 24 minutes on Saturday.

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Vicki Gerdes
Staff writer at Detroit Lakes Newspapers for the past 14 years, currently editor of the entertainment and community pages as well as obituaries. Living in DL with my cat, Smokey.
(218) 844-1454