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...Ptarmigan Glacier and Lemon Creek Glacier on Saturday. Ultra distance running has become the fastest growing sport world wide according to various publications including Runners World, Trail Runner, Running Times and Ultrarunning Magazine.
Walk in the park now a race along its ridge

...Denali State Park's challenging mountain paths that is described by race officials as "not a course for beginning trail runners."Compton completed the inaugural Kesugi run last year in six hours, 35 minutes and 53 seconds, finishing third...
Pure Sole: Random gravity check

...protruding trail root or rock, the icy patch under the slush, the rogue dog eager to sniff your Montrail FluidFlex Trail runners - my good running buddy calls it a "random gravity check.""No worries," the 100-mile runner says. "Just...
Glenn Bruce Frick

...downplayed his achievements by highlighting humorous mishaps and successes of his many protégées. He left fellow trail runners wondering if he was joking or serious, and asking themselves how can a guy twenty years older than us run so hard...
New record earned on trail of Nifty Fifty

...cross the line that starts Leg 2. Leg 2 was a run across the Flume, over the Highlands, and out to Salmon Creek Trail. Runners than went up the Salmon Creek hill to the power station and back to the start to begin Leg 3. Leg 3 was a repeat...
Tying the knot

...everything aligned for that."Bryan Hitchcock, former Empire Cup challenger, has run ultras and had his name printed in Trail Runner Magazine."I hope for just a super awesome adventurous life together," Hitchcock said. "Many years of happiness...
Blackerby Ridge and Cairn Peak

...standards!Blackerby climbs pleasantly up and down, with a fairly clear path beaten in by hikers, climbers, and trail runners most of the way. We seemed to be the only people on the ridge this day, and enjoyed having it all to ourselves. We...
Treading better on ditch trail

Runners and bikers are about to smooth out the Treadwell Ditch Trail.
Bear charges jogger twice on city trail

...the area this past week. "I didn't hear or see anything," Hancock said of the bear that charged him. An avid trail runner, Hancock left his home near Service High School for a routine run through the park when he startled the bruin in the...
Juneau Empire Story Archive be in touch with your body. It's a different type of running, lots of canyons.'' The Western States is to trail runners what the Super Bowl is to football players. ``For the majority of ultrarunners, their main goal is to do the Western...


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