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SUNDAY, FEB. 10, 2013, 7 P.M.

Langlauf 10K a nordic race for all kinds

"I think this is the last year I'll be able to keep up with him," said Ted Barnwell (red) of his son, Zane, as the head into the last half of the 35th annual Spokane Langlauf 10-kilometer cross-country ski race at Mount Spokane State Park on Feb. 10, 2013. Zane Barnwell placed second in the Men's 1-10 age group behind an impressive win by Sameer Powers of Spokane. (Rich Landers)

WINTER SPORTS -- The annual Langlauf cross-country ski race at Mount Spokane has equal parts of waxing anxiety, sweat, cheering, food -- and a lot of hope for placing high in an age group or winning one of the many drawings for thousands of dollars worth of prizes. 

It's a colorful event that attracts participants spaning 80 years of age.

Check it out in this gallery of photos I shot today while skiing the race with 244 other participants.

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Rich Landers
Rich Landers writes and photographs stories for a wide range of outdoors coverage, including a Sunday feature section and a Thursday column. He also writes the Outdoors Blog.

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