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Video: The 2010 M22 Challenge: 300 Compete in Sleeping Bear Dunes

Watch as the 2010 M22 Challenge brought 300 athletes to the Sleeping Bear Dunes last week to compete in a bike, run and paddle event that took them through some of the country’s most spectacular landscapes. As the owners of M22 and organizers of the event, Matt and Keegan Myers, explain, the M22 challenge is there for the competitive athlete, but if you can walk, run, paddle and bike, the overwhelming beauty of the area and camaraderie of those attending make the event enjoyable for all participants.

On a misty, foggy Saturday in June, participants biked about 17 miles around Big and Little Glen Lake, then ran up the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore “Dune Climb” and finished with a paddle on Glen Lake of approximately two miles. It was a spectacular melding of natural beauty and active people diving into our natural resources to challenge themselves.

Here are the top winners of the 2010 M22 Challenge:

Overall Male Winner Dennis Paull Cheboygan, MI 1:20:25
Overall Female Winner Keri Pawielski St. Joseph, MI 1:30:06
Male Age 1-20 Winner Jonathon Kuck Champaign,IL 1:26:34
Female Age 1-20 Winner Lauren Wysocki Northville, MI 2:13:28
Male Age 21-30 Winner Jeff Crawford Ann Arbor, MI 1:26:37
Female Age 21-30 Winner Laura Portis Nashville, TN 1:41:49
Male Age 31-40 Winner Nick Murray Suttons Bay, MI 1:25:32
Female Age 31-40 Winner Keri Pawielski St. Joseph MI 1:30:06
Male Age 41-50 Winner Dennis Paull Cheboygan, MI 1:20:25
Female Age 41-50 Winner Susan Shaw Fenton, MI 1:46:13
Male Age 51-60 Winner Donald Fedrigon Jr. Williamsburg, MI 1:24:26
Female Age 51-60 Winner Cynthia Virkstis Comstock Park, MI 2:08:52
Male Age 61-99 Winner Phillip Stinson Northville, MI 1:45:28
Female Age 61-99 Winner Sandi Campbell Palatine, IL 2:09:31
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