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Bill Jack as a boy grew up active and loving the outdoors in Upstate New York. After high school, he attended Greenville University in Greenville, Illinois. Upon graduating with a teaching degree in 1967, he was offered a teaching position in remote Alaska, where he remained for the next 30 years. While in Nome from 1982 to 1994, he and his wife, Penny, raised and raced sled dogs. In 1991, he finished the Iditarod Sled Dog Race and placed 20th in his rookie year. He always said that running the 1,049-mile Iditarod was the toughest thing he had ever done - that is, until he hiked the Appalachian Trail. All through his adult life, he ran 5Ks, 10Ks, marathons, and triathlons. When he turned 70, the knees told him, no more running. To stay active, he decided to take up hiking. Today, he and his wife reside in Anchorage, Alaska and enjoy eleven grandchildren.
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