| Nov 18, 2012
| 7:35 PM
Sometimes, love hurts.
Max King can attest to that. He was in pain on Saturday and loving every minute of it.
“Wow! That hurt!” he exclaimed as he crossed the finish line of his first JFK 50 Mile ultramarathon, just in front of Williamsport&...
| Nov 19, 2012
| 7:40 AM
Biologist-adventurers Kathy and Jim Bricker will share a narrative and video of their tundra camping adventure at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 26, at the Carnegie building, 451 E. Mitchell St., in Petoskey. Their program is titled "Caribou Summer: Secrets of the...
| Nov 20, 2012
The Appalachian Trail extends 2,184 miles from Georgia to Maine and includes more than 50 miles in Connecticut. The trail enters Connecticut in Sherman and trends north mostly in the hills above the Housatonic River to the Massachusetts border at...
| Nov 10, 2012
| 2:10 PM
The JFK 50 Mile began as more of a forced march, with 11 male participants, four of whom finished the grueling trek.
Almost half a century later, the ultramarathon draws more than 1,000 men and women, some of them elite runners from across the country...
| Nov 11, 2012
| 3:11 PM
Hagerstown resident Dave Fox enjoyed running as a teenager li
ving in the Midwest.
But he got away from the sport, then developed an interest in it again after graduating from culinary school at James Rumsey Technical Institute near Hedgesville, W.Va....
| Nov 12, 2012
| 6:37 PM
"Bucket list" was a term that came up when Mary Ellis and her daughter-in-law, Vicki Ellis, talked about why they wanted to tackle the JFK 50 Mile ultramarathon.
“My husband passed away in 2010 and it was a sudden passing,” Mary Ellis said....
| Nov 13, 2012
| 2:48 PM
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...
| Nov 14, 2012
| 3:57 PM
When Kathleen Luzier first went to the Appalachian Trail to prepare for the JFK 50 Mile, she didn’t like it.
The rocky and difficult terrain spooked her.
Luzier, 44, who was the first Washington County resident to cross the finish line of the...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 1:24 PM
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...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 3:24 PM
Last year’s 49th annual JFK 50 Mile ultramarathon was one for the ages.
David Riddle passed Michael Wardian late in the race and held on to win in a course-record time of 5 hours, 40 minutes, 45 seconds. Wardian finished second in 5:43:24, also...
| Nov 17, 2012
The question most often asked of participants in the JFK 50 Mile ultramarathon is simply, “Why?” Perhaps the best answer is, “Why not?”
Why not take the circuitous route from Boonsboro to Williamsport, turning a 12-mile trip...
| Nov 17, 2012
| 6:40 PM
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,...