This week we have the youngest person to ever win Leadville 100 trail run. At the age of 23 Annie Hughes has been winning some of the most competitive ultramarathon she has raced this year, including Collegiate Peaks 50, Leadville 100 and the Moab 240.
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Interview with Annie Hughes
Annie Hughes is a 23 year old ultra running phenome from Leadville, Colorado. She ran track and cross country at Buena Vista High School. She went on to run at Adams State and is now taking the ultramarathon scene by storm.
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Marking a jubilant return, some 30,000 competitors made the 26.2-mile journey across the five boroughs.
After being canceled last year because of the coronavirus pandemic, the New York City Marathon returned on Sunday for its 50th running. For many New Yorkers, the race served as a metaphor for the city’s arduous recovery from the coronavirus pandemic, an opportunity to express pride and indulge in community after months of lockdowns and halting efforts to reopen.
Jake Kilgore is the race director of the DC Peaks 50 that has an epic story this year. Speaking of stories, Jake is also author of the book Trail Running: Learning Perseverance Through Life's Aid Stations. Jake has an amazing story of navigating through adversity both on and off the run course.
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