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A Dallas “ultra-marathoner” --- that’s someone who runs races four times as long as a standard marathon --- ran on a treadmill in downtown’s Victory Plaza for 12 hours.

Since Wednesday morning, Elysa Nelson was averaging nearly 5 mph, on one of three treadmills, strategically placed in public to raise money for the homeless in North Texas. 

On Friday, we profiled Nicole Studer, a Dallas ultramarathoner competing in the Leadville 100 in Colorado this weekend. Studer finished the 100 mile race almost exactly an entire day after she started – in 24 hours and 25 minutes. That placed her ninth among women. Ashley Arnold won the race in 20 hours, 25 minutes, and Ian Sharman was the overall winner in 16 hours, 30 minutes.