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By Ashley Parkinson
The Record-Times 

Canadian mother, son compete in 50-mile event


Last updated 4/6/2023 at 9:27am

Ashley Parkinson | The Record-Times

Ryden Sanford gets ready for the 50-mile race on Sunday, April 1. Sanford finished 62nd in his class.

IRBY- A 14-year-old Canadian finished 62nd in the Stumpjumpers' 50-mile race Sunday, April 2.

Ryden Sanford of Eckville, Alberta, Canada, raced in the 15-and-younger division

Sanford raced with his mom, Amanda Sanford, who rode a TE 300i.

"I ran out of fuel at Mile 46," Ryden Sanford said. "I waited and wondered what to do, but another rider stopped and gave me his fuel."

Sandford said he ran out of fuel again at Mile 49 and another rider stopped to help.

He crossed the finish line at the two-hour mark.

Running out of fuel was one of many challenges presented to the young rider.

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