By Mike Deak
DULUTH, MINN. – Duane Holderman strapped up the skates and went for it. The Syracuse native had quite a race in Duluth last week in finishing in the top 15 overall at the NorthShore Inline Marathon.
Done in inline skates on road courses, Holderman placed 15th overall in the race among over 75 skaters. The 66-year-old skater timed in at 1:19:13.29, which was within four seconds of 11th place, and was first in his age group. In the largest inline race in the country, a pair of brothers from Bemidji, Minn., crossed the finish line in nearly identical times, Elias Hendrickson beating Josiah Hendrickson by .12 hundredths of a second at 1:11:49.72 by Elias.
Holderman, who frequents Syracuse Lake in his skates three to four times a week, was among nearly 400 men and over 275 women to take part in the NorthShore Inline Marathon, which included a half skate, half run marathon and rollerski events among the three-day event.