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By C.J. LOVELACE | cj.lovelace@herald-mail.com | November 17, 2012
Ultramarathon runner Dink Taylor's time of 7 hours, 40 minutes in the 50th annual JFK 50 Mile ultramarathon on Saturday was 41 minutes slower than his performance in last year's event. Pretty remarkable considering that just three months ago, he was fighting for his life. The 47-year-old from Huntsville, Ala., came down with a severe headache Aug. 29 and it landed him in the hospital for 10 days. While there, doctors told Taylor that he had suffered a stroke and had a 40 percent chance of death or paralysis, and a 70 percent chance of death if he experienced any further brain hemorrhaging.
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By DAVE McMILLION | November 15, 2005
Editor's note: This is the second story in a six-part series about some of the people who will compete in the JFK 50 Mile ultramarathon Saturday in Washington County. charlestown@herald-mail.com CHARLES TOWN, W.VA. - It was three years ago when Barbara Hunt, her daughter, Heather, and Heather's boyfriend first heard about the JFK 50 Mile ultramarathon. They dared each other to do it. It seemed to be a worthwhile ambition, given the career aspirations of Heather's boyfriend, Barbara Hunt said.
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By BONNIE BRECHBILL | November 30, 1999
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. STATE LINE, PA. - Randy Ward is preparing for his annual movie day. "The day after the (JFK 50 Mile) is movie day," Ward said. "I have some lined up, and that's the only thing I'm going to be doing. " The JFK 50 Mile is America's oldest ultramarathon. The event, which will be Saturday, takes participants from Boonsboro to Williamsport along paved roads, the Appalachian Trail and the C&O Canal towpath.
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By MARIE GILBERT | November 23, 2008
View the slideshow WASHINGTON COUNTY - Forty-five years ago, Mark Rosette sat in front of his television watching history. The president of the United States had been assassinated. Rosette was a teenager when John F. Kennedy died in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963. Rosette decided to honor Kennedy's memory on the anniversary of his death by participating in Saturday's JFK 50 Mile ultramarathon. But not as a competitor. "I wanted to volunteer," he said. Standing behind a table near Dam 4 Road, Rosette lined up bottles of water and Gatorade in anticipation of thirsty runners.
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By CHRIS CARTER | November 23, 2008
View the slideshow WASHINGTON COUNTY -- Anne Lundblad was the first female to cross the finish line in the JFK 50 Mile ultramarathon in 2007. On Saturday, she was first to affectionately congratulate the overall winner following the 46th edition of America's oldest, largest ultramarathon. Anne greeted her husband, Mark, with a giant hug at the finish line after he covered the 50.2-mile course in 6 hours, 7 minutes, 9 seconds to win his first JFK in his fourth attempt.
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By ERIN JULIUS | November 21, 2008
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. WASHINGTON COUNTY -- While directing traffic along the route of today's JFK 50 Mile ultramarathon, members of the Washington County Sheriff's Department are likely to see some familiar faces. That's because four of their own -- Maj. Sam Billotti, Bryan Glines, Sgt. Mark Price and Dave Sanders -- are entered as a team in the endurance event.
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By JOSHUA BOWMAN | November 16, 2007
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. CLEAR SPRING - Lloyd Storm started running as a way to keep an eye on his daughter. While she took gymnastics classes at the old Hagerstown YMCA, he jogged on the track above the basketball court. "I could watch her down below while I ran. It was something to do, and I enjoyed it," Storm said.
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By JOEL HUFFER | November 7, 2009
In 13 days, about 1,000 people will stand in the square of Boonsboro preparing to attempt what many would consider impossible -- covering 50 miles on foot in a single day. Accomplishing such a feat is so rare, in fact, that fewer than one-tenth of 1 percent of Americans will do so. So says Mike Spinnler, race director and two-time winner of the JFK 50 Mile ultramarathon, which this year will be Nov. 21. The 47th running of America's oldest...
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthew.umstead@herald-mail.com | November 15, 2012
Jesse Garrant's goal in his first ultramarathon isn't just to cross the finish line at the JFK 50 Mile, but to finish the rigorous test of human endurance with a smile. The 39-year-old native of Plattsburgh, N.Y., said he's ready for what he described as “the next challenge” in his life after running several marathons, including the Pittsburgh Marathon and the local Freedom's Run this year. “I like to set goals, I like to set challenges, and this one will be exciting,” said Garrant, who learned of the race after moving to Berkeley County about two years ago. Garrant, a lieutenant in the U.S. Coast Guard, said one of his colleagues at the National Maritime Center in Martinsburg had run the JFK 50 Mile and had a bib number from the race at the office.
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By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | November 13, 2012
Jerry Mason doesn't run the JFK 50 Mile ultramarathon to break any records. He does it for the sheer love of running. Mason, 56, is somewhat of a late bloomer to running. He dabbled in jogging but didn't become serious about the sport until 2004, when he ran the Halifax Marathon in Nova Scotia. “The wonderful thing about running is you don't get too old for it. There are some really fast people who are 65 years old. So it's not like football or rugby, where you sort of peak at 35 or 40. You can carry on forever and it's never too late,” Mason said in a British accent that remains intact after living in the United States for four years.
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