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By Dena Martin
The Times 

Jess Winnett Places First in Double Marathon

2002 WHS grad (and former Times intern) loves the challenge of ultra-distance running


February 22, 2018

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Jess Winnett competes in the Franklin Mountain State Park Race in Texas.

SAN ANTONIO, Tex. – When it comes to running, Jess (Jessie) Winnett thinks longer is better. Why run a marathon, when you can run a double marathon?

Jess, daughter of Andy and Denise Winnett, ran the Goodwater Trail Race – opting for the double-marathon event – in Georgetown, Tex. on Jan. 27. She finished in 11 hours, 14 minutes and 33 seconds, to take first place among the four women double-marathon runners. She placed second overall among the 14 men and women who opted to run the double.

Winnet said she has run another 50-miler and several 50k distance races.

"I don't usually win...

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