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Topic - Jason Rice
But Rice said the crowd at the starting line will include several descendants of John Beargrease, an Ojibwe Indian from Beaver Bay who delivered mail along the North Shore from 1879 to 1899 by dogsled in winter and on foot and by boat in summer.
Connecting more people with the race and keeping their attention is key to growing an audience for the race in the coming years, he said.