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A Rocky run

Pair of ultra-runners begin 120-mile trek through Colorado Rockies

Updated: September 30, 2010, 10:18 AM ET
By Devon O'Neil | ESPNOutdoors.com

• Photo galleries: Part Three | Part Two | Part One

As landmarks go, the U.S. Continental Divide stands alone. It separates the watersheds to the Atlantic and Pacific, east from west. It is, by definition, our nation's spine.

Perhaps nowhere is this more evident than in Colorado, where the Divide snakes through 650 miles of America's most impressive alpine terrain -- giant mountains that engulf you like a tidal wave, befitting their rugged reputation.

The waters that ...

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