Bear joins runners during Leadville Trail Marathon

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LEADVILLE, Colo.– A group of runners had the experience of a lifetime at the Leadville Trail Marathon last Saturday.

The runners were a few hours into the race, when a black bear made an appearance on the path.

“First time I’ve had a black bear come out of the woods and run between runners”, shared Quentin Genke on Facebook.

Other runners also reported seeing the bear along the trail. Stephen Peterson, a friend of Genke who was also running the marathon shared, “An amazing experience I’ll never forget!”.

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Here are some tips from Colorado Parks and Wildlife on being bear aware, in case a bear ever crosses your path.



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