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Speicher, McClellan Harrier champs

Brady Speicher won for the second week in a row. This time he took the title of the Harrier Half Marathon in Perham. Robert Williams/FOCUS

PERHAM — Two former Perham state champion runners took top honors at Saturday’s Harrier Half Marathon and 5K.

The race is a fundraiser for the Perham Cross Country program as the team prepares to open the season Monday, August 26 at Moorhead.

Brady Speicher was the overall Half Marathon champion in a time of 1:18:30, setting a six minute per mile pace. Speicher also won last week’s Dent Daze 5K.

Maddie McClellan broke her own course record and cruised to the Women’s Half Marathon title in 1:22.41. She was seventh overall. Her former record was 1:27:34 set in 2012.

In the 5K, Park Rapids’ Isaac Overmyer won the mens’ race in 18:06.

Perham’s Caitlin Covington won the women’s race finishing 12th overall with a time of 22:54.

Full results can be found online at

Robert Williams

Robert is the Sports Editor of the Detroit Lakes Tribune. Williams worked prior as the Sports Editor in Perham for the Focus, a Forum Communications newspaper, from 2010-14. 

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