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Chakisso 2nd in 13.1-mile race

CARLTON - Tahir Chakisso of Clackamas finished a close second to Mario Mendoza of Bend in the men's division of the Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon, contested here Sept. 4.

Chakisso was clocked at 1:09.56. He crossed the finish line 13 seconds back of Mendoza, who forged his lead in the 11th mile.

Close to 1,600 runners from 45 different states took part in the 13.1-mile event, which started at Stoller Vineyards in Dayton and finished in the town of Carlton.