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Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Pam Reed cotinued

Pam Reed crosses the finish line after running 300 miles nonstop
Tucsonan Pam Reed took more than three days, but she ran 300 miles nonstop. She finished this afternoon at 1:57 - three minutes short of 80 hours.

Reed, whose autobiography "One Foot Forward" will be published soon, was tired but not suffering from exhaustion after her trek. She was being taken to Northwest Hospital to receive fluids intravenously because she was dehydrated.

Sunburnt and sporting badly chapped lips, she chatted with supporters and the press for 15 minutes after the run.

Reed was featured last night on "60 minutes" with her long-distance rival, Dean Karnazes.

It was the failure of Karnazes to negotiate a sleepless 300-mile run that was a main catalyst for Reed's weekend run. Karnazes, who quit his run after 262 miles, told the Citizen he might have been able to do it if he ran a flat course like Reed. His course was partly in the hills of northern California.

Reed ran the 25 miles from Marana to Picacho Peak and back six times.

She was joined toward the end of the race by two of her sons, Jackson and Andrew.

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