“In recent years, the Longsjo Classic expanded into a multi-day event that included races in Leominster and Worcester. Estimates are that more than 15,000 different athletes raced Fitchburg in the past 60 years. Competitors included Tour de France winners, Olympic gold medalists — and hundreds of local kids, who joined in the event’s fun races for those under age 12 in recent years.
The final Longsjo races, in July 2019, were won by the brother-sister duo of Curtis and Emma White of Delanson, New York — the latter of whom is slated to compete in the Tokyo Olympics.
The nonprofit Longsjo Foundation will be distributing its remaining funds to Fitchburg charities and civic organizations. A final news release will be issued regarding these donations. Since 1990, more than $100,000 in event proceeds were donated to local charitable causes.”
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Worcester Telegram 19 March 2020.