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Runners Selected For Mackinac Bridge Crossing

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mackinac bridge Runners Selected For Mackinac Bridge CrossingFour hundred runners recently received some good news: They’ve been randomly selected to run across the Mackinac Bridge on Monday.

The annual Labor Day crossing draws tens of thousands of walkers.

But a select 400 who entered an online lottery have been tapped to jog across the span that connects Michigan’s Upper and Lower peninsulas.

Michigan’s governor has led the walk since 1958, a precedent set by G. Mennen “Soapy” Williams shortly after the bridge opened.

Gov. Jennifer Granholm turned the holiday tradition on its head early in her tenure, adding the running element.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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