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Diamond in the Rough: Leah Yingling

Dressed in school uniforms, the Yingling sisters raced home from the bus stop every day to their childhood home in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, just 90 minutes east of Pittsburgh, undeterred by the constant hills. “Our neighborhood was a hill, our street was a hill and our driveway was a hill. The local high school’s mascot was even named the Hilltoppers,” said Leah Yingling.

Behind the Lens: Nick Presniakov

It’s not often that you find a dehydrated and perhaps, still hallucinating ultrarunner who just spent a full day running 100 miles rushing off to clean up in order to get back to the finish line and cheer on other racers. Arguably even less frequently, do you find the outright winner of a 100-miler hustling to get his camera to snap shots of runners coming through the final chute of glory as the “golden hour” of the race approaches. Meet Nick Presniakov of Santa Barbara in Behind the Lens for UltraRunning Magazine.


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