They ran for more than 37 hours ... and finished in a tie

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The 2016 edition of Minnesota's toughest endurance race is in the books. And if you check the results of the Arrowhead 135, you'll find something unique in the 12-year-old race.

The top two finishers who ran the 135 miles from International Falls to Tower finished with exactly the same time. (Other racers competed on bikes or skis.)

The News Tribune reports that Jim Reed, 56, and Scott Hoberg, 37, left the last checkpoint – 25 miles from the finish line – together.

Hoberg told the newspaper the close competition pushed the runners but it finally became clear that neither was going to get away from the other. "So then we just saddled up side by side... and just kind of decided without really deciding that we were going to finish side by side," he said.

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Over the years, racers have been as likely to drop out as finish the whole 135 miles.

The News Tribune notes that Reed is one of the few competitors who has covered the entire course in each of the three ways – on foot, by bike, and on skis.

There were only two skiers competing this year but one of them, Mike Brumbaugh, set a new course record. He finished in 22 hours flat, breaking the old record by five minutes.

If you're interested in trying to run for 37 hours yourself, here is a guide to training for an ultramarathon.

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