KCTS in Seattle is to air The Wonderland Project about an attempt to circumnavigating WashingtonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Mt. Rainier, in a single 24 hour push.
Non-competetive ultramarathon runners Skye Thompson and Zac West forged their friendship into a critical partnership over two years of training, and they were positioned to break the record on September 11, 2003. Thompson finished alone, breaking the record with a time of 25 hours, 45 minutes. A year later, the men returned and finished together in 26 hours.
ThompsonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s record didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t last long. The day after his first run, John Stamstad of Seattle missed the 24-hour mark by one minute.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“The trail is ripe for the picking,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Thompson, who thinks the trail can be run in less than 20 hours. Ã¢â‚¬Å“IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m surprised the Wonderland Trail hasnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t become a test piece for local ultra marathoners.Ã¢â‚¬Â
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