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OSCODA – With the completion of Sunday’s Spike’s Challenge at Grayling, that can only mean one thing. The Consumers Energy AuSable River Canoe Marathon begins Saturday. And if Spike’s, which was won by the Canadian duo of 10-time marathon winner Steve Lajoie and Guillaume Blais, is any indication, it could be one for the ages.

“Winning (at Spike’s) doesn’t mean a whole lot, this week is the real one,” Lajoie said shortly after winning the Spike’s Challenge. “We got the feel of the river. For us, it’s been a few years since we were able to come here, so it was good to run.


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