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Borch, Bertko set marks at Head of the Charles

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) - Ktejil Borch of Norway won the men's championship singles Saturday in the Head of the Charles regatta.

Kathleen Bertko of the United States took the women's championship singles at the regatta in which 20 course records were set.
 
The 49th annual event took place on a three-mile course in the Charles River between Cambridge and Boston.
 
Borch defended his championship and broke the 31-year-old record with a time of 17 minutes, 12.313 seconds.
 
Bertko won in a course record of 18:33:015 and beat three-time defending champion Gevvie Stone. Miroslava Knapkova of Czechoslovakia was third.
 
Competitors in the regatta race against the clock, leaving the starting line in single file, approximately 15 seconds apart.
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