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Photos and video: Preparing for the Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon

By: The Gazette
August 14, 2014 Updated: August 15, 2014 at 5:40 am
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photo - Volunteers Tyler Purvine, front vehicle, and his father, Bob Purvine transport 500-gallon water tanks, weighing more than 2 tons each, up a 4x4 trail Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2014, from Highway 24 near the closed Waldo Canyon Trailhead in preparation for this weekend's Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon races. Volunteers transport the water and supplies are transported up a 4x4 road from Highway 24 near the closed Waldo Canyon trailhead. Volunteers begin hauling supplies up Pikes Peak two weeks before the race weekend. (Christian Murdock, The Gazette)
Volunteers Tyler Purvine, front vehicle, and his father, Bob Purvine transport 500-gallon water tanks, weighing more than 2 tons each, up a 4x4 trail Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2014, from Highway 24 near the closed Waldo Canyon Trailhead in preparation for this weekend's Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon races. Volunteers transport the water and supplies are transported up a 4x4 road from Highway 24 near the closed Waldo Canyon trailhead. Volunteers begin hauling supplies up Pikes Peak two weeks before the race weekend. (Christian Murdock, The Gazette) 

Preparations are underway for Saturday's Pikes Peak Ascent and Sunday's Pikes Peak Marathon. The Gazette's Christian Murdoch gives his unique perspective on Ascent preps and his trek up the mountain to watch volunteers get ready for this huge event.

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