Published March 12, 2012, 12:00 AM

Duluthian Hartmark second in World Snowshoe Championships

David Le Porho of Montreal, Quebec, won a second straight World Snowshoe Championships 10-kilometer men’s title Sunday just north of Quebec City, Quebec, in the Montmorency Forest. Duluthian Eric Hartmark was second.

By: News Tribune staff, Duluth News Tribune

David Le Porho of Montreal, Quebec, won a second straight World Snowshoe Championships 10-kilometer men’s title Sunday just north of Quebec City, Quebec, in the Montmorency Forest. Duluthian Eric Hartmark was second.

Le Porho, 34 led a field of 23 in 45 minutes, 25 seconds and Hartmark, 33, was next in 46:04. Completing the top five were Stephane Ricard of France, third in 46:13; Antonio Santi of Italy, fourth in 47:01; and Greg Hexum of Duluth, fifth in 48:06.

Hartmark won the U.S. 10K title in 2011 and was third this year. Hexum, 40, has won two U.S. championships.

Italy’s Maria Grazi Roberti was first among 11 women in 55:08. Amber Ferreira of Westford, Mass., was second in 57:41.

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