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Going the distance, and then some

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Lucimar Araujo participates in the 6-Hour 60th Birthday Run, an ultramarathon held on Long Island, N.Y. The number of ultramarathon finishers increased 20 percent last year. (Photo by Juan Olivares; Courtesy of Lucimar Araujo)

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Minimal crowds and no shwag bags: For some of its devotees, the ultramarathon is a refreshing return to the basics. (Photo courtesy of Lucimar Araujo)

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Ultramarathoning--a sport once reserved for only the hardiest of masochistic athletes--slowly grows in popularity.


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