30 of 50 states in the #50in50 done:
NEW YORK 11/4/18: @nycmarathon
NEVADA 11/11/18: @runrocknroll Vegas
PENNSYLVANIA 11/18/18: @Philly_Marathon
WASHINGTON 11/25/18: @seattlemarathon
TENNESSEE 12/1/18: @stjude Memphis
ALABAMA 12/8/18: @irunrocketcity
FLORIDA 1/13/19: @rundisney #wdwmarathon
LOUISIANA 1/20/19: @thelamarathon
MISSISSIPPI 1/26/19: Mississippi blues Marathon
ARIZONA 2/9/19: Mesa-Phoenix Marathon @phxmarathon
TEXAS 2/17/19: Austin marathon @austinmarathon
MASSACHUSETTS 2/24/19: Hyannis Marathon @hyannismarathon
SOUTH CAROLINA 3/2/19: Myrtle Beach marathon @runmbm
ARKANSAS 3/3/19: Little Rock marathon @lrmarathon
NORTH CAROLINA 3/9/19: Wrightsville Beach marathon @wbmarathon
GEORGIA 3/17/19: Publix Atlanta marathon @atlantatrackclub
NEW MEXICO 3/21/19: Dust Bowl Series - New Mexico
OKLAHOMA 3/22/19: Dust Bowl Series - Oklahoma
KANSAS 3/24/19: Chisholm Trail marathon @chisholmtrail44
MISSOURI 4/7/19: Go! St Louis marathon @gostlouis
KENTUCKY 4/27/19: Kentucky Derby marathon @kyderbyfestival
NEW JERSEY 4/28/19: New Jersey marathon @njmarathon
OHIO 5/5/19: Flying Pig marathon @runflyingpig
NORTH DAKOTA 5/18/19: Fargo marathon @fargo.marathon
COLORADO 5/19/19: Denver Colfax marathon @runcolfax
VERMONT 5/26/2019: Vermont City marathon @runvermont
UTAH 6/1/2019: Utah Valley marathon @runutahvalley
DELAWARE 6/18/2019: Mainly marathons - Independence Series Bear DE
MARYLAND 6/19/2019: Mainly marathons - Independence Series Elkton MD
ALASKA 6/22/2019: Anchorage Mayor’s marathon @anc_marathon
The Anchorage Mayor’s marathon is an amazing experience. When I arrived in Alaska, my buddy Dr Danny who lives near Anchorage, picked me up. It was around 1am and it was bright outside. In fact, there was daylight for 24 hours a day while I was there! It was nuts.
The nature in Alaska just blew me away. I used to live the North Japan Alps and Alaska reminded me of my time there, but the mountains in Alaska seemed more plentiful and bigger.
Danny and I spent some time exploring, having brunch and such.
I picked up my race packet from the expo and did a TV interview to get the word out about early detection of lung cancer.
Danny dropped me off early on race day and I took a bunch of nature pics along the way.
I saw a bear at mile 3!
And a lot more nature.
The course was amazing. Really well thought out and I loved every moment. Every turn I took I had to take another pic, the mountains, the wildlife, the sky, the lakes and rivers.
Michael Clinton, President of Marketing and Publishing Director of Hearst Magazines, ran the half marathon and met me at the end of the race. It was great to see him. He has many marathons, including a marathon on every continent. He’s written several books on his running experiences and has another one coming out this year.
The medals for the race are nice!
I drove Danny’s big truck back to his place. On the way we saw a big moose. He charged directly at us and then I guess he decided to just brush up against the truck as he walked by us. It was a surreal experience.
This is the marathon to do in Alaska, trust me. Check them out for next year!
Join me on the #50in50 for the Gweneviere Mann Foundation, with many ways to get involved.
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Together we will save lives through early detection programs for lung cancer and brain tumors.
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