50 STATES MARATHON TOUR: WASHINGTON (6/50)

2011 ROCK’N’ROLL SEATTLE MARATHON: 3:26:34 (2011-06-25)


Photos:
https://www.facebook.com/730374053784599/photos/?tab=album&album_id=730956463726358

Race report:
http://bikingviking.net/listing/seattle-marathon-washington-2011-06-25/


Rock’n’roll Seattle Marathon Website:
http://www.seattlemarathon.org

WASHINGTON, USA

State capital: Olympia

State population: 6.5 million (Seattle 652,000)

State nickname: The Evergreen State

State bird: Willow Goldfinch

State mammal: Olympic marmot, Orca

State motto:

Al-ki (By and by)

Famous people from Washington:

Kurt Cobain (grunge rock icon), Bing Crosby (singer, actor), Bill Gates (software executive), Bob Barker (TV host), Jimi Hendrix (guitarist), Phil Mahre (skier), Seattle Dwamish (Suquamish chief), Carol Channing (actress)

Fun facts about Washington:

Starbucks, the biggest coffee chain in the world was founded in Seattle.

The forests of the Olympic Peninsula are among the rainiest places in the world and the only rainforests (such as the Hoh Rain Forest) in the continental United States.

Washington became the 42nd state in the United States on November 11, 1889.

The Lewis and Clark expedition entered the state on October 10, 1805.

Spokane was the smallest city in size to host a World’s Fair. – 1974

The percentage of non-religious people in Washington is the highest of any state, and church membership is among the lowest of all states.

Washington state has more glaciers than the other 47 contiguous states combined. Washington state produces more apples than any other state in the union.

More facts:

http://www.50states.com/facts/washingt.htm#.U815DFZn7eY

Logistic:

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Tourism-g60878-Seattle_Washington-Vacations.html