VI, PR and Guam
So only 1 country? Why are americans so obsessed with state boundaries. Much more interesting to go to places that actually feel different for example different climate, cultures, wildlife, flora.
He never said he'd "only run in USA", just that he'd run in all states, etc. Perhaps he also ran in 40 countries.
right because Hawaii, Alaska, Texas, California, Maine, Colorado, Oregon and Florida are all basically the same.
When were you in vi? What island?
Lived there for years
The USA is so diverse though it is like a continent.
I have been to:
CA, FLA, NY, RI, Mass, Virginia, CT, NJ.
I would like to go to Arizona and New Mexico, I love deserts.
Don't know how many I have run in but I have raced in 21 different states and 3 foreign countries. Marathons in 10 states and 2 foreign countries.
There is a guy on instagram who is trying to do a sub-3:00 in all 50 states. He's up to 41 last time I checked. I'm hoping to do a BQ in all 50 but doubt it will ever happen. I have 10 and generally run about 20 minutes under my BQ time but if I train for a marathon, I want to crush it. I would rather run 3:00 and be beat up than to run a comfortable 3:20 and then another 3:20 a few weeks later, and then another, etc. That's what I would probably need to do to ever reach all 50.
That's the thing. It's not really racing when it gets like that, I think it turns into something else. Yes it's an endurance test but of a different kind.
I also wouldn't like to do a race where I was holding back and not really trying to get the best time that I could or beat people. It would feel weird. It isn't really racing. I know this is a difficult feat and people love this kind of thing but I don't really get it. Does it really matter where the marathon is? And the location is down to lines on a map. I don't know. I'm sure people are a fan of this but personally I'd rather see one good race run well. Good luck to the guy, he only has nine to go.
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All 50 states? Alaska and Hawaii have been states for a while now. There are 52 states.
who said he had said that? i asked a question, hence the question mark, read properly.
LOL. Maybe they are so old it was before those were states?
My wife and I have finished a marathon in all 50 states. Now working on a half marathon on every continent. Five down two to go. We are slow AF, probably could time me with a sundial. On the other hand we’re in our late 60’s and still upright and moving which is a huge blessing.
Close: 37 and raced in 23 of them.
I started running late in life, and raced 1 or 2 marathons a year at first. In September of 2017, at the beginning of qualifying for Boston Marathon 2019 I had run a BQ in 3 states. I was also 63 years old. Since then I have run 27 marathons with a BQ and 25 were in new states. I find that even at my age if I run about 10 to 15 minutes slower than all out I can recover pretty fast. So if you are about 20 minutes under you could race 1 or 2 a year and do a couple a year just to get new states. I know some runners that have a marathon in every state, but very few runners have a BQ in every state, so I think it's a big deal. I won't do it myself because I'm old and my heart is giving me problems. I just hope I can get back to running again.