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4 generations to run Crim 10 mile together

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(08/16/12) - It's nearly time for the Crim Festival of Races.

This year, four generations of a Swartz Creek family will be participating in the 10 mile together.

Dan Spohn has kept himself active for all of his 82 years. He has taken part in past 5k and 8k Crim races, but he has never completed a 10 mile.

He's adding that to his resume this year, and his family is giving him even more strength. He's recruited four generations of Spohns, eight family members in all, to join his 10 mile quest.

"Lately my dad has been kind of an inspiration to keep it going, but now this year my inspiration is to be able to hang with my dad and be his side kick and hopefully I finish when he finishes," said Dan's son Craig Spohn.

Spohn's "posse" will include sons, daughters-in-law, grandchildren and great grandchildren. They'll be by his side from start to finish - if they're lucky.

They say great grandpa is in better shape than them.

"He's a real trooper, he's really hard to keep up with. I'm just really proud of him and proud to be running in the race with him," said Dan 's grandson Joshua Spohn.

A milestone they'll all be happy to reach, with the family's matriarch leading the way.

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