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Ultra-athletes endure 10 days of mud, sweat and 888km of rough trail running

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Posted on May 28, 2015 |
By Lisa Lynn



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THESE 10 ULTRA-distance athletes set off for the 888K Infinitus run at the Blueberry Hill Inn in Goshen this past Thursday morning en route to a 10-day continuous walk-run around a 27-mile figure-eight loop in the Moosalamoo Wildnerness Area. Bears, snakes and moose — along with a fair number of mosquitoes — as well as fatigue and blistered feet are among the challenges facing the participants. More ultra distance races start this week, ending with an 8K race on Saturday. More than 200 racers will participate and expect to finish by Saturday. Independent photo/Angelo Lynn

GOSHEN — As you read this, be it at 7 a.m. or 11 p.m. or 2 a.m., a few “dedicated” souls are out running laps on a figure-8 course comprised of 26.4 miles of rocky, muddy, undulating trails in the Moosamaloo Wilderness. They’ve been running since 8:08 a.m. last Thursday, when 10 members of the newly formed Endurance Society crossed the start of Infinitus, an 888-kilometer (551.7 mile), 10-day trail race dreamed up by Vermonters Andy Weinberg and Jack Cary.

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