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Laurel Ainslie near the summit during the Mt. Washington Hillclimb on Aug. 21. "At this point in the ride I told her she should slow down so I could try to stay up with her on foot," sister Heather writes. "It was at this point she gave me the 'Peace Out' sign and made it to the finish in 1:35. She's my hero."
Photo submitted by Heather Ainslie