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Highland Games Open, 'Bear' Runners Follow High Country Sunset PDF Print
Written by Steve Frank   
Friday, 09 July 2010 05:57

The 55th Highland Games kicked off late yesterday afternoon, with the first major event, the running of ‘The Bear,’ the foot race to the top of Grandfather Mountain.  Ryan Woods, from Boone, N.C. was the first runner across the line.  (Photos by Landis Wofford)

The 31-year-old completed the race in 32 minutes and 22.10 seconds. This is Woods’ twelfth time running The Bear.  Amber Moran finished first place for the women. Moran, 31, completed the race in 37 minutes and 25.30 seconds.   This was the second running of The Bear for the school health nurse from Arden, N.C., and also her second win.  Music and more are in store for day two today.


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