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By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | November 26, 2011
Laszlo Madaras has finished the grueling JFK 50 Mile ultramarathon nine times, but things were different when he ran it last Saturday. Before the race started, the physician at Waynesboro (Pa.) Hospital and Chambersburg (Pa.) Hospital learned that his close colleague at Chambersburg Hospital had died. Marty Heine, Chambersburg Hospital's emergency room physician, was hiking with his wife on the Appalachian Trail in Greene Township, Pa., the day before the JFK 50 Mile when he collapsed.
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By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | March 13, 2012
This year's 50th running of the JFK 50 Mile ultramarathon will still include a 13-mile section of the Appalachian National Scenic Trail, and organizers will look at ways to expand the field of entrants in future years while maintaining a limit of 1,000 runners on that portion of the course. The Cumberland Valley Athletic Club, which organizes the race, and the National Park Service reached an agreement in early February to allow continued use of the trail on Nov. 17 and in subsequent races, JFK Co-Director Mike Spinnler said Monday.
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By CHRIS CARTER | November 20, 2008
Editor's note: This is the fifth story in a six-part series about some of the people who will compete in the JFK 50 Mile ultramarathon Saturday in Washington County. GREENCASTLE, Pa. -- After Jim Becker ran his first JFK 50 Mile ultramarathon in 1987, it took him three years to work up the gumption to attempt the event for a second time. Now, it's tough to keep the 66-year-old Greencastle resident away from the annual race. Becker will run in his 17th JFK 50 Mile on Saturday when the endurance event is held for the 46th time.
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By BRIDGET DiCOSMO | November 17, 2009
Editor's note: This is the third story in a six-part series about some of the people who will compete in the JFK 50 Mile ultramarathon Saturday in Washington County. o Couple plans to finish third JFK ultramarathon together o Greencastle man hopes to complete fifth JFK 50 Mile o Rhoderick takes challenges in stride during JFK 50 o For Kitchen, the JFK 50 is grueling and special View the JFK 2009 slideshow! View all of the photos for purchase!
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By HEATHER KEELS | November 19, 2008
Editor's note: This is the fourth story in a six-part series about some of the people who will compete in the JFK 50 Mile ultramarathon Saturday in Washington County. HAGERSTOWN -- The first time Misti Teets ran the JFK 50 Mile ultramarathon, she remembers other runners asking her how many marathons she had run as they chugged up hills and over rocky terrain. Her answer must have come as a surprise. Not only had Teets never run a marathon before attempting the endurance feat in 2006, she never had run more than five miles at a time, and her training consisted primarily of running on a treadmill at the local YMCA.
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By ERIN JULIUS | November 20, 2009
Share your photos of the JFK o If you're taking 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! Editor's note: This is the final story in a six-part series about some of the people who will compete in the JFK 50 Mile ultramarathon Saturday in Washington County.
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by ANDREW MASON | November 12, 2006
Mark Cucuzzella has run nearly 50 marathons. If the experience from each one is worth a mile, the 40-year-old Shepherdstown, W.Va., resident will be prepared for his ultramarathon debut at this Saturday's 44th annual JFK 50 Mile. "If you've been running marathons for years and years, it's in your legs," said Cucuzzella, who grew up in Ellicott City, Md., and ran at the NCAA Division I level for the University of Virginia. But he's not entirely sure what he'll have left once he steps past 26.2 miles for the first time Saturday.
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By PEPPER BALLARD | November 30, 1999
Bronchitis didn't keep Julie Presas from running her first JFK 50 Mile ultramarathon on Saturday, but for nearly 11 hours, it forced the seasoned runner to cough and wheeze her way over hills, through trails and across paved roads. Despite her tightening chest and the fact she gave up Ohio State vs. Michigan football tickets to run the race, Presas crossed the finish line smiling. "I'm happy. I'm thrilled, but I never want to do it again," the 39-year-old Columbus, Ohio, woman said.
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by ANDY MASON | November 28, 2004
Ultrarunners aren't like your everyday, suit-and-tie 5K racers. They're more like Deadheads pulling together the last of their resources for gas money to the next show. The tour stopped in Williamsport on Nov. 20. And while hopping a ride in a VW bus might have seemed a more preferable choice at the start in Boonsboro, reaching Springfield Middle School by foot is what turned these Vaseline-lubed, PowerBar-munching endurance freaks into rock stars for at least a day at the 42nd annual JFK 50 Mile.
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