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Cavalieri named Runner of the Year

Hosking Jr. ski event in Marquette

(U.P.R.R.C Photo) Iron Mountain distance runner Lucas Cavalieri crosses the finish line in a 2019 road race.

IRON MOUNTAIN — Local distance runner Lucas Cavalieri of Iron Mountain was named the 2019 Male Runner of the Year by the Upper Peninsula Road Runners Club.

The UPRRC begins its 45th year since its founding by a group of 15 runners in 1975. The club has a total of 352 members as of 2019, with 17 U.P races affiliated with the group, with one being in Hurley, Wis.

The annual Norway Spring Classic is one of the 17 throughout the U.P.

Club President Bill Sved of Marquette, takes pride in the fact that he has run in a marathon in all 50 US states and the District of Columbia.

– Former local downhill ski enthusiast, the late Bob Hosking Jr. of Iron Mountain, has an annual event named after him. The U.S. Ski Team’s Bob Hosking Jr. Championships took place Feb. 21-23 at Marquette Mountain.

The winner of the event is given the Bob Hosking Memorial Trophy, which began in 2003. Started by Hosking’s good friend, Ron Lawrence, the trophy is a way to honor Hosking and his dedication to his family and the sport of ski racing.

In pamphlets given out a the annual event it reads “Hosking was respected for being the working coach. He was humble and kind, and loved the sport of skiing and the nature the sport provided. The Bob Hosking award is about the friends you make, the time spent and the memories made on the mountain.”

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