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Normally, the annual mid-January Icicle Ten Miler in Wilmington is as much a challenge due to the weather and conditions as it is because of the distance. This year was a big El Niño exception. Warm temperatures may have even caused some problems in the other direction. Not so for two “Icemen,” though.

photo of Barret Michalecphoto of Doug RepettiOut of the 363 finishers, CRR Barret Michalec finished 40th overall, placing 3rd in his age group (35-39) with a wonderful time of 1:10:13. CRR Doug Repetti took 2nd in the 65-69s, placing 107th overall, with a 1:21:32. Repetti was just 8 seconds off winning his age group outright. Congratulations to both of you.