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Genoa Peak Completely Madathon has more than 5,000-foot elevation gain

The area’s only marathon this year is so crazy, it’s being called the mad­athon — the Genoa Peak Completely Mad or Only Half Madathon, to be precise. Organizer Kevin Bigley, owner of Ascent Physical Therapy, said the name has obvious origins. “When people hear about it, they always say, ‘What? Are you mad?’” Bigley said. And there’s good reason to react that way. “It’s called the mad­athon because of the elevation gain,” Bigley said. “For the completely madathon, there’s over 5,000 feet of climbing. The half climbs around 2,300 feet.” The start for both races — 26.2 miles and 13.1 …

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