68 HOURS LATER …

The Hamilton Spectator - - SPORTS -

Reg An­dres shoots video of his son Matthew as he ap­proaches the fin­ish line of the 200-mile Sul­phur Springs Trail Race in An­caster on Sun­day morn­ing. A 38-year-old from Whitby, An­dres was the youngest fin­isher. It took him just un­der 68 hours to cover the dis­tance, which was the fourth fastest time. Ge­org Kun­zfeld, who flew to Canada from his na­tive Ger­many to com­pete, fin­ished in just over 51 hours, mak­ing him the first per­son ever to com­plete a 200 miler on Cana­dian soil. Cam­bridge’s Deb­bie Bul­ton was the lone fe­male fin­isher. The 47-year-old mom of three crossed the line in less than 70 hours — about two hours be­fore the race cut off. In all, 14 run­ners fin­ished the 200 miler — ex­actly half the field. In pre­vi­ous years, the long­est event at Sul­phur Springs was 100 miles, but or­ga­niz­ers de­cided to dou­ble the dis­tance in 2017 in hon­our of the race’s 25th an­niver­sary. Hun­dreds of run­ners also tack­led the race’s tra­di­tional events, which ranged from 10 kilo­me­tres to 100 miles.

CATHIE COWARD, THE HAMIL­TON SPEC­TA­TOR

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