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12 hours of squash for Haiti

Playing squash for one hour is tiring enough if you ask most players, but playing in a 12-hour squash marathon is exhausting.

Despite their tired legs and dehydration, the players in a University of Calgary 12-hour squash marathon said it was all for a good cause, according to co-organizer Laura King.

“I tried playing for a half hour and was tired, some of the others played for three hours on and off and they’re bagged,” King said.

King and fellow organizer Alex Paisley, a squash coach at the university, organized the event to support victims of Haiti.

Eight marathon squash players participated in a ladder-format tournament, and more than 50 participants played throughout the day.

Ranked third in Alberta for female squash players, Kelsey Souchereau dedicated three hours to the marathon rallying with her rival, the number 1 ranked Susie King, who is not related to Laura King.

“I think it’s awesome that these guys did this and I think it’s for a great cause. I’m very excited that they invited me out to play,” Souchereau said.

Students raised over $600 by the marathon’s halfway point, but Paisley said an anonymous donor pledged to match the amount raised up to $1,500.

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