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A Long Race, But the Views Are Worth It

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The North Face Endurance Challenge Championships in San Francisco, California, is quickly becoming one of the most most competitive races in the country. With a $10,000 first place prize for the 50 mile event, a who’s-who of ultrarunners chase each other along the rolling Marin Headlands course.

Photo: With a 5 a.m. start 50 mile racers spent two hours running by headlamp but were treated to a spectacular sunrise along the Pacific Coast north of San Francisco in the Marin Headlands.

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A minion leads out the free kids race held Saturday afternoon.
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Nike's Zach Miller was animated and energetic all day, leading the 50 Mile race early and holding on for the win in a time of 6:12:37, around 8 minutes ahead of second place finisher Dylan Bowman.
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50 Mile female winner Megan Kimmel takes a second to catch her breath at the finish line.
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North Face athlete Hal Koerner takes a second to look at the view of Muir Beach. The course conditions this year were some of the best in recent memory.
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November Project founder Brogan Graham running the Marathon Relay.
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Racers getting a glimpse of the Golden Gate Bridge on the final descent to the finish line.
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Second place finisher Dylan Bowman congratulating Zach Miller on his win.
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