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Omaha man is first Nebraskan to finish Grand Slam of Ultrarunning

Omahan Tim McGargill, 32, made history this weekend by becoming the first Nebraskan to complete the Grand Slam of Ultrarunning.

The award, which was established in 1986, recognizes runners who complete four of the oldest 100-mile trail runs in the United States all in the same year.

McGargill kicked off the Grand Slam in northern California during the Western States 100-mile event in June. It's considered the Boston Marathon of trail running, and McGargill was the first Nebraskan to finish the race in its 40-year history. It took him 27 hours and 28 minutes to complete.

A few weeks later, he ran the Vermont 100 Mile Endurance Run in a little under 24 hours.

The third leg of the series was the Leadville Trail 100 Mile Run in Colorado. He crossed the finish line in 26 hours and 46 minutes.

And on Saturday, he accomplished his dream by finishing the Wasatch Front 100 Mile Endurance Run in Utah in 30 hours and 26 minutes.

"I honestly didn't think we'd make it this far," McGargill said. "The journey to the destination was far greater than anything I could have imagined thanks to everyone who crewed and supported me."

To read more about McGargill, click here.

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