JOHN DAY - Skate Across America Marathon began at Newport on Aug. 2, and participants were in John Day on Aug. 3. The four skateboarders made it to their destination Williamsburg, W.Va. on Aug. 22. The feat was accomplished in 20 1/2 days, which broke the record set in 1986 for 26 days. They were raising awareness and funds for Lowe Syndrome, a rare genetic disorder that killed organizer Jack Smith's 14-year-old son last spring.

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