Cold and wet conditions didn’t put a damper on the 2022 running of the Eau Claire Marathon. Participants packed the starting line, supporters lined the streets and runners hit their goals at the finish on Sunday in Eau Claire.

Viroqua’s Hayden Fredrickson was the first marathon finisher, crossing the line in 2 hours, 31 minutes and 42 seconds. It was a breakthrough after an up-and-down run in last September’s marathon, where he led after 20 miles but ultimately finished outside of the top 10.