A Race Whose Route You Plot Yourself

When about 25,000 runners take off in the New York City Marathon on Nov. 1, Paul Bisset won't be among them. A vice-president at Bankers Trust in White Plains, N.Y., Bisset enjoys competitive running but prefers the clean air of forests and parklands to grungy city streets. And instead of jogging mindlessly from start to finish, he likes to pursue a more circuitous course. Bisset's pastime is orienteering -- what adherents call "the thinking person's sport."

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