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La Conner ultra-marathoner seeks new heights to scale

Since Yvonne Naughton has completed ultra-marathons all over the globe, you’d think the La Conner physician and assistant track coach has no more mountains to climb.

Not so.

She and two friends, Kelsey Wilmore and Minda Paul, found one in their own backyard.

Last July the trio tackled the rigorous Infinity Loop, which involves two summits of Mount Rainier with a circumnavigation of the Wonderland Trail.

It’s a journey of 135 miles and 45,000 feet in elevation gain.

They ended up covering most of that distance – climbing 35,000 feet and running about 115 miles.

“While we’re a little disap...


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