Docherty, Haus headline most well-attended Park Point 5-Miler since 2017

Published: Jul. 14, 2022 at 10:52 PM CDT
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DULUTH, MN. (KBJR) - For just the 12th time in Park Point 5-Miler and 2-Mile Walk history, a runner broke the 25 minute mark at the finish line.

Dan Docherty of St. Paul, Minnesota claimed first place at the oldest road race in northern Minnesota with a time of 24:42. He also won the race back in 2017, and this is his first time competing since then.

“Ah, it was just good timing with my racing schedule, I just ran Grandma’s Marathon, and this was my first race back to kind of test the wheels again,” said Docherty.

Docherty is a running coach in the Twin Cities area, and one of the athletes he coaches won the women’s race as well. Andrea Haus, originally from Iowa, crossed the finish line with a time of 29:02.

“I think that I came into today without any expectations at all, I was pretty tired after Grandma’s Marathon Half a few weeks ago, and I like worked a bunch this week. I think I just wasn’t worried about it and came in stress free. Cool weather, the sprinklers on the course were fun too.”

She was just two seconds off becoming the 14th-ever woman to break the 29-minute mark at the race.

12-year-old Brennan Callaghan won the men’s 2-mile walk with a time of 25:49, while 71-year-old Anne Hegg was the women’s winner with a time of 26:01.

With 668 total registrants (266 men, 305 women), it was the most well-attended Park Point 5-Miler and 2-Mile Walk since 2017. For the full results, click here.

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