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    Field Wide Open for Annual Mount Washington Bike Race
    Mark Lotterhand
    Mount Washington As seen from Mount Monroe (ele. 5,371 ft). The Presidential Range is the place to be for escaping the heat!

    One thing is for certain about this year's bicycle race up the highest peak in the northeastern United States: the top men's finisher will be new.

    Last year's finisher in New Hampshire's Mount Washington Auto Road Bicycle Hillclimb, Phil Gaimon, hasn't entered, nor have any of last year's other top seven finishers. Another former champion who was hoping to return to Saturday's race has been hindered by injuries.

    In the women's race, Aimee Vasse is preparing to defend her title as reigning champion in the hill climb. The 40-year-old Vasse, of Longmount, Colorado, won the race from 2004 to 2006. After a long absence, she returned last year and won in her fastest time yet.

    The hill climb is a 7.6-mile ascent to the summit, which is at 6,288 feet.

    Clerk Pulls Out Machete on Would-Be Robber

    [NATL] Clerk Pulls Out Machete on Would-Be Robber

    A would-be robber armed with a knife had a surprise in store when an Alabama store clerk pulled out a machete in defense. The two's brief knife fight was caught on camera before the clerk runs out to damage the robber's car.

    According to police, suspect Seth Holcomb walked up to the counter to make a purchase. He leaves the store and then comes back in as if to make a second purchase. Then, he pulled out a knife at the counter. What he didn't expect was that the clerk would pull out a machete of his own.

    (Published Wednesday, March 20, 2019)

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