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Fran Carlson of Detroit Lakes accepts her first-place medal at the Uff Da Run in Woodville, Wis., on May 15 -- three days before her 90th birthday. It was the first time Carlson had attempted to take part in a running competition -- but it may not be her last.

Never too late to try something new

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Most people preparing to take part in their very first marathon train for the race extensively.

The only preparation that Detroit Lakes' Fran Carlson had, however, was a train ride.

Carlson, who celebrated her 90th birthday in May, decided to begin the celebration a little early this year -- by taking part in the 9th annual "Uff Da Run" in Woodville, Wis., on May 15.

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Vicki Gerdes
Staff writer at Detroit Lakes Newspapers and editor of MN Boomers magazine for the past 13 years. Living in DL with my cat, Smokey.
(218) 847-3151
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