Athletes race more than 50 miles, climb four peaks in Marquette Ultramarathon

Published: Aug. 18, 2018 at 10:45 PM EDT
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Athletes ran a 50K or even 50 miles for the 10th annual Marquette Trail 50 Race.

At 5:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 18 more than 400 runners took off on Marquette's Ultramarathon.

The course is mostly single-track, climbing the 4 peaks: Sugarloaf, Top-of-the-World, Bareback, and Hogback. All the peaks have views of Lake Superior, and portions of the course skirt its shoreline.

"This is our tenth year, it started out as a small race with 60, 70 people we really tried to get the local community involved," said Race Director Andrew Grosvenor. "People love it, they climb all these crazy trails, it's all play, adults like to play too right?"

Scott Kentnor of Wetmore, Michigan finished the 50 miles in 9 hours and 13 minutes. Negaunee's Neal Collick finished the 50K in 4 fours and 13 minutes.

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