Don Galloway won the John Beargrease mid-distance sled dog race, cruising into Tofte, Minn., 15 minutes ahead of the second-place finisher while wearing a borrowed pair of socks.
Galloway, a musher from Makinen, Minn., borrowed the socks from his wife August during his stop at the Finland checkpoint of the 150-mile race from Duluth to Tofte after his socks became wet.
Galloway, who won with a time of 10 hours, 3 minutes, received the $3,700 first prize.
"I told Don, 'All the socks are wet and you'll stretch mine out, but you're 20 minutes ahead so here,''' said August, who is six months pregnant with the couple's second child.
Galloway beat second-place finisher Sharon Nelson-Curtice of Rumely, Mich., by 15 minutes with an average pace of 13.3 miles per hour. He sprinted to Tofte in 1:35:54.Etc.
• The Gophers women's soccer program announced defender Krystle Kallman of Woodbury has joined the program after spending three years at West Virginia.
• FSN North and WFTC (Ch. 29) will combine to television 142 Twins games this season. WFTC will carry 27 telecasts, beginning with the season opener on March 31 against the Angels and former Twins center fielder Torii Hunter. FSN North, meanwhile, will air 115 games; the first will be April 1 against the Angels.
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