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Alison Whitehead takes on Buffalo Stampede Ultra Skymarathon | The North West Star



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A Mount Isa athlete is taking on Victoria’s high country this weekend, participating in the Buffalo Stampede Ultra Skymarathon. Alison Whitehead will travel to Bright, Victoria to take part in three day grand slam, including a 10 kilometre race on Friday (April 9), 75km on Saturday and 42km on Sunday. SkyRace is technically known as any race that involves “running in the mountains above 2,000m altitude where the climbing difficulty does not exceed II degree grade and the incline is over 30 per cent”. Ms Whitehead said she had participated in the 75km SkyRun six years ago, but never the full weekend of races. “I have done the 75km before and it hurt like anything, and harder than any 100km runs I have done, she said….

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