Pack Burro Racing

By Maureen McCollum | July 26, 2012


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Today, an introduction to what has to be one of the most unusual sports in the world. Pack burro racing. This weekend, elite runners will compete on a rugged 29-mile course through the Colorado mountains… with a donkey running alongside them. It’s the World Championship Pack Burro Race, and one of it’s stars is La Crosse runner Roger Pedretti and his trusty burro, Samaritan. Maureen McCollum recently joined them for a run with her recorder.

Maureen McCollum

Maureen McCollum

Maureen McCollum is the host and producer for “Wisconsin Life” on Wisconsin Public Radio and the “WPR Reports: Uprooted” podcast. Her work has appeared on NPR and has been honored with national and regional awards. She loves live music, the bluffs along the Mississippi River and eating too much cheese.
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