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Pittsfield's Bates Wins Age Group at Snowshoe Nationals
08:25AM / Sunday, February 05, 2023
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A file image of snowshoe racing from the website of the United States Snowshoe Association.

McCALL, Idaho — Pittsfield's Allan Bates placed 33rd on Saturday in the 10-kilometer race at the 2023 U.S. National Snowshoe Championship.
Bates, 74, covered the course in 1 hour, 4 minutes, 53 seconds, the best time in his age group and in the middle of a 53-racer pack.
The event was won by 39-year-old Gary Joseph of Colorado Springs, Colo., who finished in 40:59.
Bates was one of two New Englanders in the field.
Readsboro, Vt.'s, Denise Dion, 64, finished in 1:41:43, placing her sixth in the 60-69 age group.
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