61-year-old champion runner goes missing during hike at Yosemite National Park


Fred Zalokar, a world-traveling ultramarathon runner from Reno, disappeared during a day hike in Yosemite National Park, the park said Sunday night.

Zalokar, 61, went on a Saturday outing from Happy Isles to the summit of Mount Clark using an off-trail route from Bunnell Point, and did not return to Yosemite Valley as planned, the park said. Yosemite asks for anyone who might see Zalokar or might have helpful information to email the park at [email protected] or call (209) 379-1992.

Zalokar was featured in the Reno Gazette Journal for her accomplished running and climbing careers, including winning races on all seven continents. According to a website attributed to Zalokar, he traveled to 137 countries while climbing 185 mountains.

According to the Reno Gazette Journal, Zalokar moved from San Francisco to Reno in 1984 and has lived ever since because of his love for the mountains.

Zalokar is listed at 6-feet tall and 150 pounds, with gray hair and blue eyes. Yosemite Post said he was wearing a yellow shirt and khaki shorts.

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