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The Rut 50K Trail Race

Photos from The Rut 50K, one of the hardest trail races in the U.S.

On Sept. 13, about 300 runners took the arduous challenge of The Rut 50K trail race in Big Sky, Mont., a grueling international event that served as the 2014 Skyrunner World Series Ultra Final. The course was crazy steep, with 20,000 feet of vertical gain and loss between 7,500 and 11,166 feet above sea level, and also very technical, with plenty of exposure above tree line, off-trail sections, loose rocks and rockfall danger. Click through the photo gallery below to see some of the more rugged parts of the course.

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RESULTS: Results for The Rut 50K, 12K and Vertical K Races