Stoned marathon runners may seem like walking contradictions, but there are hints the drug and long-distance running could go hand-in-hand.

Avery Collins speaks with the snow-bro drawl typical of many young Coloradans.

With his bloodshot, blue eyes peeking out from under blond curls and a low-slung hat, he could easily fit in with the stoners at a 4/20 festival.

“For me, it’s a spiritual happening,” he said recently. “Everything is perfect, everything is pure bliss.” But Collins isn’t talking about the effects of marijuana. He’s talking about the runner’s high.

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