Ryan Redington wins 2020 Beargrease Marathon

Musher Ryan Redington left Mineral Center at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday. Photo: Baihly Warfield/WDIO
Musher Ryan Redington left Mineral Center at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Updated: January 29, 2020 04:51 PM

Musher Ryan Redington is the first to cross the finish line for the 2020 Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon.

According to reporting by ABC affiliate WDIO-TV, Redington left the final Mineral Center checkpoint at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday with seven dogs on his team. He crossed the finish line around 4:37 p.m. He was followed about 20 minutes later by Keith Aili.


The final stretch of trail between Mineral Center and Grand Portage is 40 miles.

Redington left Mineral Center first in 2019 too, but his dogs slowed and Blake Freking passed him to win the race. Redington ended up arriving at the Grand Portage finish in sixth. 

Keith Aili, who is also running a team of Redington dogs, left Mineral Center second, about half an hour behind Redington. 

Redington won the Beargrease in 2018. Aili won it in 2006. 

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