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The Krispy Kreme Challenge: Four Miles, Twelve Doughnuts

Photo: Ethan Hyman / New Observer

This weekend, almost 7,500 people in Raleigh, North Carolina ran in the Krispy Kreme Challenge, a four-mile run with a twist: halfway through, participants are given a dozen glazed doughnuts. The annual event started in 2004 as a dare among several students from N.C. State and has grown exponentially since then. There are 2,400 calories and 144 grams of fat in a dozen Krispy Kreme doughnuts; the average runner will burn about a hundred calories per mile, so the math doesn't quite work out, but still it's rather impressive.

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