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Zac Holtkamp from Alexandria, is 2022 Flying Pig Marathon winner

Holtkamp recently finished two other marathons, including one in Mesa, Arizona.

“I can’t believe it, I’m honestly at a loss for words this has been a goal of mine for so long now.” Holtkamp said. “I’ve been doing this for 16 years, there’s not a race that means this much to the city.”

He recently ran the Heart marathon in 18 degree weather. After running that he was worried that he should take a break from racing.

“I didn’t give up. I just kept going,” Holtkamp said.

He was followed close behind by Will Cadwell, 24, from Covington, who finished in second. Grace McCarron, 34, finished the race at 2:50:00.

Country stars mourn the loss of Naomi Judd

Country Music Hall of Fame CEO Kyle Young expressed shock and sadness over Naomi Judd’s death in a press statement late Saturday, and he confirmed the ceremony would go forward.

“Naomi overcame incredible adversity on her way to a significant place in music history,” he states (quote via Billboard). “Her triumphant life story overshadows today’s tragic news. Her family has asked that we continue with The Judds’ official Hall of Fame induction on Sunday. We will do so, with heavy hearts and weighted minds. Naomi and daughter Wynonna’s music will endure.”

The Judds had announced their Final Tour in early April; they were slated to hit the road on Sept. 30 in Grand Rapids and wrap a month later in Nashville. Naomi and Wynonna Judd gave their final public performance as the Judds on April 11, 2022, performing “Love Can Build a Bridge” at the 2022 CMT Music Awards.

Wynonna and her sister, actor Ashley Judd, broke the news of their mother’s death in a statement to the Associated Press on Saturday (April 30).

“Today we sisters experienced a tragedy. We lost our beautiful mother to the disease of mental illness,” the statement reads. “We are shattered. We are navigating profound grief and know that as we loved her, she was loved by her public. We are in unknown territory.”

Amber Heard ‘has less than 10 minutes of screen time in Aquaman sequel’

The actress, 36, who stars as Mera in the franchise, is currently embroiled in a multi-million-dollar defamation trial with her former partner Johnny Depp.  Film journalist Grace Randolph has claimed fans won’t be seeing as much of her in the sequel which is due for release in March 2023.  Claims of her reduced screentime come in the wake of a petition calling for her to be dropped from the film reached two million signatures.  It is not known if Amber’s role in the sequel was always intended to be small or if her screentime was reduced in the wake of her legal battle with Johnny Depp. She is due to take the stand today.

Bill Murray reflects on inappropriate behavior that led to the shutdown of his latest film

He said he was optimistic that “we are going to make peace” and that production will restart, but noted that he’ll only do so if the woman involved in the incident is comfortable doing so.

“As of now we are talking and we are trying to make peace with each other,” Murray said in an interview during CNBC’s exclusive streaming coverage of the Berkshire Hathaway annual shareholders meeting. “We are both professionals, we like each others’ work, we like each other I think and if we can’t really get along and trust each other there’s no point in going further working together or making the movie as well. It’s been quite an education for me.”

“Being Mortal” is based on Atul Gawande’s nonfiction book “Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End” and stars Murray alongside Aziz Ansari and Seth Rogan. The film was about halfway completed before production was halted. It is slated for release in 2023, but it is unclear if Murray will continue on with the project.