Body of Prolific Ultrarunner and Climber Missing Since Saturday Found in Yosemite National Park, CA

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Fred Zalokar, 61, yosemite, missing, california,
Fred Zalokar, 61

The body of a man who went missing while day hiking in Yosemite National Park, CA, on Saturday has been found, officials reported Wednesday evening. 

Fred Zalokar, 61, from Reno, NV, was hiking from Happy Isles to the summit of Mount Clark using an off-trail route from Bunnell Point. 

He did not return to Yosemite Valley as planned.

His body was recovered from near the summit of Mount Clark. The cause of death is not yet known.

Zalokar was a prolific ultrarunner and was the first person to win his age group at the six marathon majors across the world (Berlin, Boston, Chicago, London, New York, Tokyo). He had run marathons on every continent, including Antarctica, and summited five of the seven summits (the highest peak on each continent.) He had also achieved sub-24-hour finishes in 100-mile races including the grueling Western States 100 and the Leadville Trail 100.

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Mount Clark, CA

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