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Event Description: Boom Run

At the 2000 ESPN Great Outdoor Games The Boom Run was part of a three-tiered event called Run, Roll and Drive. This year the boom runners have the spotlight all to themselves.

If you've never seen it before, the Boom Run features a series of logs connected end to end by a short chain. The logs are floating and are generally soaking wet on top and bottom. The goal: Sprint from one dock to the other and back across this treacherous floating, spinning, platform in the shortest amount of time.

To say that nimble, nifty footwork is a prerequisite would be a gross understatement. Perhaps the most well-balanced and agile competitors in all the Great Outdoor Games, boom runners have to match their unique athleticism with great fearlessness, for there are only two things a boom runner can hit if they have a misstep — the water or a log. There were more than a few black and blue marks obtained last year on both the male and female side of the draw.

Tina Salzman and her brother J.R. Salzman dominated the rolling and boom-running competitions last year, signaling a new era in these sports. Will Fred Scheer and Judy Hoeschler be able to turn back the clock, or will new champions emerge?

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 J.R. Salzman beats Fred Scheer for run, roll and drive gold.
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