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Swanson sets women’s mark in Western States Endurance Run

On June 28, 2015, Gunhild Swanson, 70, of Spokane becomes the oldest woman to finish the Western States Endurance Run, a 100-miler in California.
On June 28, 2015, Gunhild Swanson, 70, of Spokane becomes the oldest woman to finish the Western States Endurance Run, a 100-miler in California.

Gunhild Swanson, 70, of Spokane, set a record for the 70-79, age group of the Western States Endurance Run -- 100 miles out of Auburn, Calif. -- finishing this morning in under 30 hours.  

10 years ago, she claimed the 60-69 age group record.

Swanson is the oldest woman to finish the brutal event.




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