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by KEVIN CLAPP | November 21, 2002
kevinc@herald-mail.com WASHINGTON COUNTY - Under cover of darkness, at 5 a.m. on what promises to be a chilling Saturday morning, the athletes will begin their not-mad-so-much-as-methodical dash from Boonsboro to Williamsport. And many of those who will make sure they finish will still be asleep. When Frank Smith, steward of mile 22.3, eases out of bed at 6 a.m. the runners will have their blood pumping after an early start. As 47-year-old recreational runner Tim Bussard noses his vehicle - packed tight with supplies tagged for mile 38 - out of his Hagerstown driveway at 9 a.m., elite competitors will have been hot on the trail for two hours, miles sloughing away like sweat from a brow.
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NEWS
November 28, 2004
Results of the JFK 50 Mile ultramarathon, which was run Nov. 20 in Washington County. Runners are listed in order of finish, followed by age, hometown and time. 6-7 hours 1 Paul South, 31, Superior, Colo., 6:11:49; 2 Ian Torrence, 32, Boulder City, Nev., 6:12:50; 3 Martin Tighe, 46, Providence, R.I., 6:14:47; 4 Mark Lundblad, 35, Asheville, N.C., 6:20:38; 5 Tim Hewitt, 50, Greensburg, Pa., 6:29:30; 6 Serge England-Arbon, 39, Baltimore, 6:36:38; 7 Jim Hage, 46, Kensington, Md., 6:37:32; 8 Sean Andrish, 35, Leesburg, Va., 6:40:28; 9 Andrew Bartle, 28, San Diego, 6:43:28; 10 Michael Wedemyer, 29, Alexandria, Va., 6:47:36; 11 Timothy Clement, 44, Solon, Ohio, 6:52:20; 12 Blake Benke, 28, Camp LeJeune, N.C., 6:54:35; 13 Michael Schuster, 31, Ashburn, Va., 6:56:34; 14 Steven Winters, 33, Lonaconing, Md., 6:59:51.
NEWS
November 30, 1999
Pete Breckinridge, a 36-year-old resident of Norfolk, Va., won the 44th annual JFK 50 Mile ultramarathon in 6 hours, 4 minutes and 40 seconds. 50-year-old Barry Salisbury of Middletown, Md. was the top finisher in the women's division, and 35-year-old Scott Draper of Williamsport was the top Washington County runner. See Sunday's Herald-Mail for the full stories.
NEWS
January 15, 2009
Last fall's annual JFK 50 Mile Ultramarathon raised funds for nonprofit organizations through entry fees and sponsorships. The JFK 50 Mile donated $10,000 to the Wounded Warrior Project, a nonprofit organization that assists men and women of the armed forces who have been severely injured during conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan and other locations around the world. The program helps veterans enjoy sports, including skiing, fishing and running. Some of the competitors in the 2008 ultra-marathon individually raised money and awareness for the program.
OPINION
November 17, 2012
The question most often asked of participants in the JFK 50 Mile ultramarathon is simply, “Why?” Perhaps the best answer is, “Why not?” Why not take the circuitous route from Boonsboro to Williamsport, turning a 12-mile trip across Md. 68 into a 50-mile trek across rural roads, the Appalachian Trail and the C&O Canal towpath? Why not battle the elements, which have ranged from extreme heat (80-degree temperatures in 1967) to extreme cold (a wind chill of minus-15 degrees at the start in 1987)
NEWS
By ANDREW MASON | July 22, 2009
For those who like to go the extra distance, the JFK 50 Mile ultramarathon has become a wildly popular way to do it. The 47th annual edition of the race, which will be held Nov. 21 in Washington County, reached its maximum number of entries in record time. The entry period opened July 1, and by July 13 it was closed. Last year, it filled in a then-record 23 days. It's the third straight year the race has sold out. "We're four months out, and people have JFK fever already," race director Mike Spinnler said.
NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | November 22, 2009
Share your photos of the JFK o If you took photos of Saturday's JFK 50 Mile and would like to share them, you're invited to go to www.washingtoncountyliving.com and post them on your Washington County community social networking site. View the JFK 2009 slideshow! View all of the photos for purchase! TRI-STATE -- Dale Rhoderick is known for his perseverance over extreme weather, injury and personal setbacks in the running of the JFK 50 Mile race, and Saturday was no different.
NEWS
by KEVIN CLAPP | November 21, 2002
Layer it up. Mother Nature is predictable only in her unpredictability, so wear several layers of clothing to shed or pile on as conditions warrant. Brave the early hour for the start ... Spinnler suggests wiping sleepy dust out of eyes to check out the race beginning in downtown Boonsboro. "It's a very special thing about to unwind," he says, paraphrasing a description he once read of pre-race anticipation. "It's hard to imagine anything else is going on in the world.
NEWS
By ANDREW MASON | November 16, 2007
Greg Crowther of Seattle; Dave Mackey of Boulder, Colo.; Mark Lundblad of Swannanoa, N.C.; Pete Breckinridge of Norfolk, Va.; Michael Wardian of Arlington, Va.; Ian Torrence of Ashland, Ore.; Zach Miller of Ann Arbor, Mich. The list of stars set to compete Saturday in the 45th annual JFK 50 Mile ultramarathon in Washington County doesn't even come close to stopping there. "It's the best men's field ever, without a doubt," race director Mike Spinnler said. "As far as overall depth, it's just very, very impressive.
NEWS
By RICHARD F. BELISLE | richardb@herald-mail.com | November 15, 2011
Jim Hennigan has been training since July for his first attempt at the JFK 50 Mile, and the 36-year-old is realistic about his expectations.   “I'm not going to win this race, but I am going to challenge myself,” he said. “For me, it's just knowing that I can push my body that far.” Henningan - who at 6 feet tall and 225 pounds doesn't fit the stereotype of distance runners - came late to marathons, making his first attempt in October 2009 at Freedom's Run in Shepherdstown, W.Va.
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