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Wenatchee native completes trans-continental bike route

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The Great Divide Mountain Bike Route makes the few entrants who brave such an event climb more than 200,000 vertical feet by the time the trek concludes, equivalent to scaling Mount Everest seven times.

Wenatchee native Val Kato accomplished the 2,745-mile trans-continental journey from Banff, Alberta, to Antelope Wells, N.M., in a mere 27 days.

A bike enthusiast all her life, Kato trained many years to be in good enough physical shape to take on the Great Divide, dubbed the…

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