<![CDATA[ALBION, Ind. (AP) -- An inaugural 100-mile ultra-marathon in northeastern Indiana that featured a grueling weekend trek was a success that attracted runners from 29 states and Canada, organizers said. Only about 30 percent of those who entered completed the 100-mile Indiana Trail 100 Sunday, inside Chain O' Lakes State Park, race spokesman Mike Pfefferkorn told The Herald Republican (http://bit.ly/124LdVd ). Ali Turfe of Ann Arbor, Mich., one of the last runners to complete the course within the 30-hour limit, said that's not too far off the norm for ultra-marathons. "On average, about 50 to 60 percent of those who start don't finish," he said. Pfefferkorn said most of those in the Noble County race dropped out at night when it got cold, especially with wet areas on the trails through the park due to recent rains, The race was run on a 16 2/3-mile trail inside Chain O' Lakes State Park, about 30 miles north of Fort Wayne. Runners came from 29 states and Canada, Park Manager Sam Boggs said. Organizers say the 100-mile foot race was the first ever held in Indiana. Turfe said ultra-marathons seem crazy but they also allow a person to get to know themselves and what they can accomplish. "It's about endurance, stamina, mental toughness. That's what it comes down to -- testing your limits," Turfe said. "It's sort of an analogy for life. You understand yourself in a very deep way." The conditions near Albion Saturday and Sunday were nothing like Kamran Talattof of Tucson, Ariz., said he encounters when running at home. "We just have rattlesnakes," he said.