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Swift as a Fox

Once a champion, Sidney man now runs for the fun of it


Stephen McKay

The former winner of the Pike's Peak run and veteran of the more serious international distance circuit seems to enjoy the more casual spirit of a color run.

Somewhere above the tree line approaching Pikes Peak, after more than 13 miles of running, up more than 7,000 vertical feet, Sidney's Stan Fox had already been separated from his senses.

Though a highly skilled and well conditioned athlete, even Fox was not immune from the symptoms of oxygen deprivation. Despite having entered orbit as he approached the summit of the Pikes Peak Marathon, Fox pressed on.

Feeling strange and light headed, his brain fought to function in the thin air above 14,000 feet. But this was his race to win and no amount of discomfort would interfere with that pursuit...

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