Parade will be test of local jump-ropers’ endurance

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Submitted Indy Air Bear jump-ropers Allison Taylor, Mallory Burnett, Grace LaVier, Elise McQueen, Katie Tyson and Caitlyn Louie (left to right) will jump in the Tournament of Roses Parade on Jan. 1 in Pasadena, Calif. The girls started training in October to complete the 5.5-mile route of the parade.

What makes jump-roping the length of a parade difficult is not the tricks but the distance.

So the six girls chosen from the Indy Air Bears team to jump rope in the Tournament of Roses Parade will have to be in their best shape to jump the length of the 5.5-mile route.

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