50 STATES MARATHON TOUR: TEXAS (17/50)

2012 TEXAS MARATHON, KINGWOOD, HOUSTON: 3:15:13 (2012-01-01)
2012 ULTRA CENTRIC MARATHON, DALLAS: 5:59:32 (2012-11-16)


Photos:
https://www.facebook.com/730374053784599/photos/?tab=album&album_id=734893519999319

Race report:
http://bikingviking.net/listing/texas-marathon-2012-01-01/


Texas Marathon Website:
http://www.50statesmarathonclub.com/texas.html

TEXAS

State capital: Austin

State population: 23,9 million

State nickname: The Lone Star State

State mammal: Texas Long Horn

State bird: Mockingbird

State dog: Blue Lacy

State motto:

Friendship

Famous people from Texas:

Steven Fuller Austin (founding father of Texas), Dwight David Eisenhower (U.S. president), Larry Hagman (actor), Ben Hogan (golfer), Buddy Holly (musician), Howard Hughes (industrialist, film producer), Lyndon B. Johnson (U.S. president), Michael Johnson (olympic sports), Janis Joplin (blues singer), Tommy Lee Jones (actor), Roy Orbison (singer), Willie Nelson (singer)

Fun facts about Texas:

Texas comes from the Hasinai Indian word tejas meaning friends or allies. Texas is the only state to have the flags of 6 different nations fly over it. They are: Spain, France, Mexico, Republic of Texas, Confederate States, and the United States.

More facts:

http://www.50states.com/facts/texas.htm#.U8TpOlZn7eY