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July 26, 2013
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Ultra runners compete on Tahoe Rim Trail

In a sport as physically and mentally demanding as ultrarunning, record-breaking heat is no one’s friend. The largest field in the 13-year history of the Tahoe Rim Trail Endurance Runs faced just that this past weekend, as the mercury soared into the low 90s at the hottest points, while the typical afternoon wind that cools Lake Tahoe and its surrounding peaks was nonexistent. “We’ve had a couple of hot years, but it definitely was record-breaking,” Race Director George Ruiz said. “I don’t know if it was 90 (degrees) up high, but it felt like it to the runners. It was …

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