Running into a bison in the dark is not most people's idea of fun.
It is noon on a blustery and snowy Friday in March. One man is rubbing anti-perspirant on his feet in a tent to help stave off blisters. Surrounding him are runners, looking rather nonchalant about what is about to happen.
"I go back and forth from being super intrigued and excited, and then just wanting to throw up and go home and go back to bed," said Stephanie Gardner, of Roy.
Moments later, 88 people run past the scene of a human-bison altercation to begin the Antelope Island Buffalo Run 100. That is about 3.817 marathons. A little over two hours later, the first tiny specks appear on the distant scree field. They aren't even 18 miles into their first marathon.
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