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Annette Pufall crosses the finish line in 2014. Pufall won that race and set the local women’s record for the course six years earlier. (File photo)

Annette Pufall, a three-time WhistleStop Marathon winner (2008, 2014, and 2017) and local women’s record holder (3:07:14), has been winning races and setting distance-running records for more than half her life.

A 2001 graduate of Ashland High School, Pufall still holds the girls school record for the 1600-meter run. While at AHS she made multiple appearances at state in the 800-meter and 1,600-meter runs and in cross country. After high school, she ran for the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and has completed several Boston Marathons with a top finish of 89th among more than 15,000 women runners. Despite her tremendous success, it is her love of running that keeps her going, she said.

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