Above: Julia Viel of Mackinac Island was the first woman to finish the 8-Mile Race again this year, as she persevered against strong winds that slowed her pace. She is pictured with her fiancĂ© Roland Boller, also of Mackinac Island, who finished 12th in the men’s division, and her parents Laura and Mark Viel of Big Rapids. Ms. Viel is the head gardener at Grand Hotel and Mr. Boller is the hotel’s arborist. 14p1.jpg

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