ORIG 09/23/2014 Ryan Brennecke / The Bulletin Denise Bourassa completed the Grand Slam of ultrarunning, the four oldest 100-mile races in the country, this summer.
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ORIG / 09-27-2014 / Meg Roussos / The Bulletin Heidi Bert, 9, of Bend, runs during the one-mile run up Pilot Butte in Bend, Oregon on Saturday, September 27, 2014. Bert won third place female for the 11-12 age group.
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Enjoying a scenic ?stroll through the Metolius Preserve
Photo By David Jasper / The Bulletin Jim, left, and Carol Sgro, visiting from Illinois, take in the delights of Metolius Preserve on Friday.
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New career, new heights
ORIG / 09-21-2014 / Meg Roussos / The Bulletin Participants of the 50k run through the start of the Flagline 50k and high Alpine Half half marathon in Bend, Oregon on Sunday, September 21, 2014.
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Meg Roussos / The Bulletin Kari Cardon, of Nine Mile Falls, Washington, races during her 12K run during Leadman Triathlon at Tetherow in Bend, Oregon on Saturday, September 20, 2014.
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Elks on verge of sale
Joe Kline / The Bulletin Longtime Bend Elks coach Casey Powell, right, was hired as general manager of Let's Play Ball, LLC. A preliminary agreement is in place for Let's Play Ball to purchase the Elks from Jim Richards. If the proposed deal is approved by the Bend Park & Recreation District in the next few weeks, Powell will become the general manager for the West Coast League team.
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A two-wheeled discovery of a desert gem
Mark Morical / The Bulletin Bends Ben Gordon rides his mountain bike past some of the Painted Hills. Sutton Mountain is pictured in the distance on the left.
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Big & Dirty
Andy Tullis / The Bulletin Runners race down a hill from the starting line of the Bigfoot and Dirtyfoot 10K at the Seventh Mountain Resort in Bend Sunday morning.
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Cascade Cycling Classic seeks backing
Joe Kline / The Bulletin Racers take part in the Downtown Criterium in Bend in July.
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Photos by Andy Tullis / The Bulletin Richard Sweet, of Eugene, zips past two riders traveling in the opposite direction, as he nears the break location for the Cycle Oregon bike tour at Smith Rock State Park near Terrebonne on Thursday morning.