Ultra marathon runners take on Hennepin Hundred

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STERLING, Illinois — Ultra marathon runners started the Hennepin Hundred in Sterling, Illinois Saturday morning, Oct. 1.

Runners will go for 100 miles along the Hennepin Canal State Trail, ending up in Colona late Saturday or early Sunday morning.

"It's incredible. I love it. Almost broke my ankle at mile 10 on this last 13.1, but I recovered. Put some ice on it, and I feel good now. Ready for my next leg," said relay runner Matt Bowen.

Runners can complete as an individual or as part of a relay team. The race benefits the non-profit Trails for Illinois.

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