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Results: Midstate Massive Ultra-Trail

The third annual Midstate Massive Ultra-Trail 100-mile, 50-mile and 30-mile trail ultramarathons took place Oct. 9-10 on the Midstate Trail traversing the Commonwealth of Massachusetts from north to south, beginning at the Windblown Cross Country Ski Area in New Ipswich, N.H., and concluding at Douglas State Forest in Douglas, Mass.

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Third Running of Midstate Massive Ultra-Trail Set for Saturday

After months of preparation and anticipation, the third annual Midstate Massive Ultra-Trail 100-mile, 50-mile and 30-mile ultramarathons are set to take place Oct. 9-10 and runners will once again attempt to traverse the Commonwealth of Massachusetts from north to south.

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Masks, Miles, and Major Performances at the Midstate Massive Ultra-Trail

NEW IPSWICH, N.H. – Bob Keating crouched into a starting position as the final seconds counted down. Then, with the ring of the starting bell, the 73-year-old from Nashua, N.H., fired off the line with a strong knee-drive as though he were running a 100-meter dash.

But this was no sprint; far from it. This was the Midstate Massive Ultra-Trail 100-mile race, and there was a long way to go. After a few steps, Keating paused, had a quick laugh, turned and waved to the other runners.

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Photos: Midstate Massive Ultra-Trail

The second annual Midstate Massive Ultra-Trail ultramarathons took place Oct. 10-11, traversing Massachusetts from north to south, starting at Windblown Cross Country Ski Area in New Ipswich, N.H., crossing Massachusetts into Connecticut and Rhode Island, and then back into Massachusetts to the finish line at Douglas State Forest.

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With Pandemic Precautions in Place, Midstate Massive Set for Saturday Racing

In a bizarre year for ultrarunning where the COVID-19 pandemic has rocked the sport globally and led to the cancellation of 22 ultra events in Massachusetts alone, the Midstate Massive Ultra-Trail has beaten the odds and will play host to its second annual 100-mile, 50-mile and 30-mile trail races this weekend.

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From Behind-the-Scenes Star to 100-Mile Finisher, LeBlanc Goes the Distance

When it comes to ultramarathons, Jeff LeBlanc has typically been a behind-the-scenes guy. Sure, he has run his share of ultrasand he has run them quite wellbut he also finds great enjoyment in supporting the efforts of others as they pursue their goals.

While you might find LeBlanc knocking out a 10-miler on a Sunday at the Middlesex Fells Reservation, you’re more likely to find the 33-year-old resident of Woburn, Mass., flipping quesadillas at an aid station, refilling water jugs and hydration packs, sweeping a course or offering witty comments and sharing helpful information on the Trail Animals Running Club’s Facebook page. Continue reading From Behind-the-Scenes Star to 100-Mile Finisher, LeBlanc Goes the Distance