John Travers found the perfect way to spend more time with his teenage daughter Elise.
The Auburn resident took up ultramarathons more than 15 years ago. But this year's training for next Saturday's Western States Endurance Run has been especially gratifying.
"We ride and run together a lot," said Travers, who finished the 100-mile run from Squaw Valley to Auburn in 1992, '96 and '02. "The training takes up an incredible amount of time and it's a good way to try to keep the family together."