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Stephanie Howe going the extra miles

Originally Published: September 27, 2013
By Dimity McDowell | Special to espnW.com

The first ultramarathon Stephanie Howe ever ran was the 2010 USA Track and Field 50K Nationals in Bend, Ore. She finished second.

"I signed up for it on a whim," said the 30-year-old, a former competitive Nordic skier at Northern Michigan. "I hadn't trained or even planned on running that far. Ever."

Howe found a new athletic strength, and she hasn't stopped running (much) since.

Currently pursuing her Ph.D. in exercise physiology at Oregon State, ...

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