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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 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 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 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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July 12, 2008
John Snyder Jr., center, his daughter Sara Cunningham, left, and son John Snyder III, right, all of Hagerstown, recently completed the Leadville Trail Half Marathon, held annually over the July 4th weekend in Leadville, Colo. The race begins at an altitude of 10,200 feet and summits Mosquito Pass at 13,185 feet. The entire race is run above 10,000 feet of elevation. The trio has competed in numerous other races including the Bel Monte 25K/50K. John Jr. has completed many ultramarathons including the JFK 50-Mile 10 times.
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By HEATHER KEELS | November 19, 2007
There is a saying, Lloyd Storm says, among "the old guys" of the JFK 50, that the race doesn't really start until Shepherdstown Bridge, a good 30 miles into the 50-mile endurance challenge. As the seven runners profiled by The Herald-Mail last week reflected on Saturday's race, many agreed it wasn't until past that 30-mile point that the ultramarathon presented its greatest challenges. "It just starts eating you up after about 30 miles," said Dave Braithwaite, 52, who said that was when his determination to finish in less than nine hours started to backfire, in the form of intense pain in his knees and thighs.
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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 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.
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By TOM RIFORD / Special to The Herald-Mail | November 1, 2007
November is a wonderful time to visit Washington County, and spend some time exploring! Visitors have been flocking to experience our fall foliage, and by all accounts, last month was the busiest October we've seen at local hotels and campgrounds. There are a number of great events in November, which are fun for the family and attract visitors to Washington County. Congratulations go out to the volunteers and organizers of the Alsatia Mummers Parade. Thanks for asking me to be grand marshal.
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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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