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Maine legislator win Patriot’s Day race

April 14, 2013

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A state lawmaker has won the 84th Boys and Girls Club Patriot’s Day 5-mile road race.

Louie Luchini, a Democrat from Ellsworth, won in a time of 24 minutes, 38 seconds, nearly a minute ahead of second-place finisher Chris Harmon of Scarborough.

The Maine Sunday Telegram reported that Meredith Freimer Anderson of Portland won the women’s title for the second straight year, in a time of 31:14.

What’s billed as the oldest road race in Maine raises money to benefit the Boys and Girls Clubs Alumni Association scholarships. About 430 people ran this year.

Patriot’s Day is a state holiday observed Monday in Maine and Massachusetts.

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