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By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | March 14, 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, but 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 last month to allow continued use of the trail for this year's race on Nov. 17 and in subsequent races, JFK co-Director Mike Spinnler said Monday.
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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 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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Joel Huffer | November 26, 2011
"Good morning. " "Thanks for being out here. " "Have a great day. " If I heard those comments once, I heard them a hundred times - or more - from the 1,000 or so runners in last weekend's JFK 50 Mile ultramarathon. As a race volunteer, I was positioned at the White Rocks overlook atop South Mountain. I had awakened at 4:30 a.m., driven to the top of Lamb's Knoll and hiked about a half-mile into the woods along the Appalachian Trail to reach my assigned post.
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By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | November 20, 2011
Running in the JFK 50 Mile can be a rough experience, as Laurie Dymond proved Saturday. Dymond, 45, of Chambersburg, Pa., was coming down the Weverton Cliff area in the 49th annual ultramarathon when she fell. Dymond said she can't remember tripping on anything and believes her fall might have been attributed to her momentum coming down the course. The stay-at-home mother of three said she always tries to keep up a certain pace so she will not slow others down, but also wants to make sure she does not go too fast.
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By ANDREW MASON | andrewm@herald-mail.com | November 19, 2011
David Riddle could only describe his performance at the 49th annual JFK 50 Mile ultramarathon with one word Saturday. “Surreal,” he said. “I would say it's a dream come true, but I can't really say that because I could never even dream it.” Riddle, 30, of Cincinnati, overtook prerace favorite Michael Wardian with about 4 1/2 miles left and prevailed in a course-record time of 5 hours, 40 minutes, 45 seconds. Wardian, 37, of Arlington, Va., finished second in 5:43:24, also eclipsing the previous course-record mark of 5:46:22, set in 1994 by Eric Clifton.
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By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | November 18, 2011
Editor's note: This is the final story in a five-part series about some of the people who will compete today in the JFK 50 Mile ultramarathon in Washington County. Brian Leach is returning to his roots for a dose of punishment. The 1988 graduate of St. Maria Goretti High School, who lives in Huntington Beach, Calif., was to arrive in Hagerstown a day before attempting to complete his first JFK 50 Mile. "It's something I've wanted to do for a couple of years," Leach said in a telephone interview.
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By ANDREW SCHOTZ | andrews@herald-mail.com | November 17, 2011
Editor's note: This is the fourth story in a five-part series about some of the people who will compete in the JFK 50 Mile ultramarathon Saturday in Washington County. Waylan Showe's approach to running long distances is far from regimented. A few years ago, he was so impressed with people who can run a 50-mile race in one day, he decided to try it himself. He had only run short distances, such as in gym class, but he wasn't intimidated. He signed up for the JFK 50 Mile and started running - whenever he could, however far he felt he could go that day. He didn't set a specific training schedule or goal.
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By C.J. LOVELACE | cj.lovelace@herald-mail.com | November 16, 2011
Editor's note: This is the third story in a five-part series about some of the people who will compete in the JFK 50 Mile ultramarathon Saturday in Washington County. The event takes participants from Boonsboro to Williamsport along paved roads, the Appalachian Trail and the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal towpath. Laurie Dymond has some advice for runners who are tackling their first JFK 50 Mile on Saturday. "Go into it with an open mind and be satisfied with just crossing the finish line - and then take a nice long week off," the 45-year-old from Chambersburg said.
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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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