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2014:
fun run: Wedge 50k Feb 2014
Buffalo 100M Mar 22, 2014
fun run: Zion Traverse April 2014
Bighorn 100 June 21 2014
King's Peak Solo: July 23, 2014
Jupiter Peak Steeple Chase Aug. 2, 2014
Quest for King's Marathon??  Aug. 16, 2014
WURL early Sept 2014
fun run: pacing last 50 of Wasatch Sept 2014
TNF EC Park City 50 Oct. 4, 2014
Zion Double Crossing Nov 2014

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