Black Bear Crosses Runners at Leadville, CO Trail Marathon Last Weekend

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A good excuse for a walk break… Credit: Quentin Genke

As if running up and down mountains, at 10,000-feet for 26-miles wasn’t tough enough, imagine the shock these Leadville Trail Marathon runners got on Saturday when a black bear crossed their paths.

Quentin Genke snapped this photo about 2-hours into his run, just before the beast disappeared back into the woods.

“First time I ever had a black bear come out of the woods and run between runners,” Quentin Genke wrote on Facebook.

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Credit: Quentin Genke

Here are some tips from Colorado Parks and Wildlife on being bear aware, in case one ever crosses your path.

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