Black Bear Kills Teen Runner Midway Through Alaska Trail Race

By Mary S Papenfuss

A 16-year-old runner was fatally mauled by a black bear in the middle of a Sunday trail race south of Anchorage.

“This is the worst thing that could happen,” Brad Precosky, organizer of the annual Robert Spurr Memorial Hill Climb on Bird Ridge told The Alaska Dispatch News.

Patrick Cooper of Anchorage had run midway up Bird Ridge — the end point for junior racers — and was heading back down when he phoned his brother just after noon Sunday to say he was being chased by a black bear, reported KTVA in Anchorage. His brother, …read more

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