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Ultramarathoners begin 100 mile run

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KENNEWICK, Wash.- 22 Ultramarathon runners are making their way from Badger Mountain to Prosser and back in a 100 mile endurance run.

The runners came from all over the northwest to compete in the badger mountain challenge.

It features two of the first ultra-marathons in southeastern Washington's history.

They have 32 hours to complete the trek and at ten miles in, many hadn't hit their stride yet.

"It got a little rough at the start I got a little off track, but we all got back on track. I'm doing alright, struggling a little bit but, I'll be good. It is what it is so you can't let that get you down, just got to keep moving forward," says First Time Ultramarathoner Carl Paquette.

A second ultramarathon, a mere 50-k, starts at 7 a.m. Saturday, right around the time many of the 100 mile runners should be finishing.

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