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71 year old woman Gunhild Swanson finishes 100 mile endurance race 6 seconds before the 30 hour cutoff


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Article/interview with the woman, Gunhild Swanson:

http://www.irunfar.com/2015/06/gunhild-swanson-post-2015-western-states-100-interview.html

"Then I got pretty comfortable, thinking everything was going to be fine and then disaster happened. At about mile 88, my pacer and I made a terrible rookie mistake and came up the trail and to the left there were a couple runners and followed them rather than looking for the markers. We should have turned right. We got all the way up a steep hill over a mile-and-a-half or so and had to come back down. So, I got three bonus miles."

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