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Pikes Peak International Hill Climb Rescheduled

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An image from the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb at Pikes Peak Highway in Colorado Springs in 1998. (credit: Brian Bahr /Allsport)

An image from the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb at Pikes Peak Highway in Colorado Springs in 1998. (credit: Brian Bahr /Allsport)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) – The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb has been rescheduled for Aug. 12 after it was postponed because of extreme weather and safety concerns due to the Waldo Canyon Fire.

Racing officials say they are reaching out to more than 200 competitors from around the world to see if they are still available to for the race, which was originally scheduled for July 8.

The race was postponed as the most destructive wildfire in Colorado history scorched 28 square miles and forced more than 30,000 people from their homes. Nearly 350 homes were destroyed.

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