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Runners lined up for the start of a recent boys' cross country meet. Alexandria will host the 40th annual Lions "Meet of Champions" cross country race tomorrow, Saturday, in an event that brings in much of the top talent in the state. (Contributed)

Cross country: 40th Lions "Meet of Champions" tomorrow at Arrowwood

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In 1973, no one knew how big the cross country Lions Meet of Champions would become in Alexandria.

Fewer than 10 boys' high school teams lined up that day as Fargo South won the inaugural race. Now, 40 years later, more than 1,500 runners representing 24 teams will ascend on Arrowwood Resort in Alexandria on Saturday morning.

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Eric Morken
Eric Morken is the sports and outdoor editor at the Echo Press and Osakis Review newspapers in Douglas County, MN. Follow him on Twitter at echo_sports.
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