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21 August 2012
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Raise your glass!  It's time for another round of Hurt In The Dirt at Ogden's Fort Buenaventura!  On August 25th, hundreds of Utah's grittiest athletes will gather for a day full of challenging natural terrain, fun with friends, and an energy filled Festival Village full of music, food and Ogden's finest liquid recovery!  Come get rowdy with your friends and enjoy this authentic O-Town style throw down..."You might need your MOMMY after this event"!

This year there are even more ways to Pick Your Pain!  Hurt in the Dirt is 100% organic...no man made obstacles and no gimmicks.  You won't find rope swings, mud slides or military walls but we guarantee you will encounter every challenge that Mother Nature intended you to play on while you are here!  "Get Out And Live!"

From FasterSkier.com - Audrey Mangan

U.S. nordic combined team veteran Billy Demong took a break from ski-specific training this Saturday to compete in the Hurt in the Dirt duathlon, a trail run and bike race in Ogden, Utah. Racing against individuals and relay teams alike, Demong won the event outright in 2:01:12, over a minute ahead of a two-man team from Sandy, Utah, and over four minutes ahead of individual runner-up Weston Woodward.

“I’ve never done a race like this,” Demong said. “Some friends were doing it and I’ve been wanting to race, but haven’t found any other good running or bike races that appeal to me right now.”

Demong is no stranger to off-season challenges. This time last August, the Olympic gold medalist had recently completed the Leadville Trail 100 mountain bike race in Colorado.

“I’m not really in shape for a 100-mile bike race right now, so this was the perfect thing to do to get some cross-training in,” Demong said.

The run-bike-run-bike traversed a grand total of eight miles on foot and 20 miles on the bike. By itself that may not see like a lot, but a course designed to make participants hurt had some extra challenges thrown in. Competitors crossed through sand, mud, trees and the Weber River multiple times.

“You had to swim across the river, you’re constantly snaking through trees, and on the bike you have to dismount to do a river crossing, too,” Demong said.

Read More at http://fasterskier.com/2012/08/demong-conquers-hurt-in-the-dirt/

Results - http://milliseconds.com/races/detail/138967

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