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A family from the Copper Canyon in Mexico made a stop in Steinbach last week before heading to Churchill for the 6th annual Polar Bear Marathon. The event is organized by Albert Martens of Steinbach with Athletes In Action.

Santiago Ramirez won the 50 km ultra marathon in a time of 5:05. Dirk Heller of Germany took the marathon in 3:39. And Juana Ramirez was victorious in the half marathon.

Martens says conditions were cold and windy on race day.

Athletes In Action is planning a dessert night fundraiser Wednesday at Steinbach EMC beginning at 7 pm. Martens says the Polar Bear Marathon runners from Mexico and Germany will be in Steinbach that night to share their stories.

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