▶️ Pole. Pedal. Paddle. The story behind Bend’s iconic race

Downhill skiing, cross country skiing, cycling, running, kayaking and a sprint to the finish.

Saturday would have been the 44th annual Pole Pedal Paddle.

It also would have been a chance to honor the race’s founder, Jenny Sheldon, who lost her battle with cancer in March.

Central Oregon Daily’s Eric Lindstrom presents a look back at a history as wacky as the race itself.

Check out each episode of our series below.

▶️ PPP Part 1: From Jackson Hole to Bend; an iconic event is born

▶️ PPP Part 2: The race is on…’Just do it, and ask for forgiveness’

▶️ PPP Part 3: For the fun, for the memories, for the mugs

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