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Daughter and father, Elise and Paul Lohmann, skied in the American Birkebeiner -- the largest cross-country ski race in North America -- together recently.

'A dream come true'

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Roughly 13 years ago, when his daughter Elise was born, cross-country skiing enthusiast Paul Lohmann wondered if they would ever race the Birkebeiner together.

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This year, it finally happened.

Lohmann skied his 29th consecutive 50-kilometer American Birkebeiner skate race in Hayward, Wis., at the end of February. However, this year stood out from all others, because his daughter Elise, now 13, was skiing alongside him.

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