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A competitor in Sunday morning's Muddy Buddy race at Afton Alps nears the finish line. Competitors had to crawl through a mud pit before crossing the finish line. The event featured a bike ride, a run, an obstacle course and, at the end, the mud pit.

Very muddy buddies: Race at Afton Alps featured obstacle course and mud pit

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They ran about three miles each, biked three miles each, conquered five different obstacles, and before the race was over, Aaron Hagen of Hastings and his cousin crawled through a sloppy mud pit.


For Hagen, the mud pit was nothing new. He was in the military, so he's crawled through mud before. But it was still fun, he said.

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Katrina Styx
Katrina Styx has been a reporter for the Hastings Star Gazette since 2010. She has a bachelor's degree in English with a minor in journalism from the University of Wisconsin - River Falls. Prior to coming to Hastings, Katrina reported for weekly newspapers in Jordan, Minn., and River Falls, Wis.
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