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“A trail run must be an adventure,” Trevor Ball, the event organizer, wrote Runner’s World Newswire in an email. “That is, the unexpected should happen—the course should never be dull, and runners must be on their toes looking for obstacles, roots, branches, rocks all the time.” Photo by Craig Fox/Trailrunning.co.za Ball said runners were forewarned about the gorilla to minimize the risk of participants injuring themselves. “Knowing there is a psychotic gorilla somewhere on the course keeps [runners] alert,” Ball wrote. “This year, he was found on a section of bushy track, so he was well concealed from approaching runners.” About 1,200 runners participated in one of four distances, from a 15K up to a 50K. This year marked the fifth time the event has been held. The gorilla, Ball said, has become something of a tradition. “It is not us the event company entertaining the run...

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