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Marquette, Michigan Hosts The Hardest 100 in the Midwest

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Blame Danny, from filmmaker Aaron Peterson, tells the story behind The Marji Gesick 100, which is a cross-country mountain bike and trail running race held annually in Marquette, Michigan. Danny Hill is the course designer for the race and has somehow managed to incorporate over 12,000 feet of elevation change in this year's race. It has a unique set of challenges, like limited visibility, that really differentiate this race from the Leadville 100 and others. However, just like most other races out there, the battle is mostly mental.

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