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50 STATES MARATHON TOUR

50 States Marathon Tour Posted on 2017-01-08 23:46

50 STATES MARATHON TOUR: USA (2011-2012)

Clinton, NJ – Seattle, WA – Clinton, NJ – Manhattan, NY (10 000 km)
Jacksonville, Florida – Burlington, Vermont (2800 km)
Olympia, Washington – Denver, Colorado (3000 km)



#50 USA – IOWA

50 States Marathon Tour Posted on 2016-12-31 13:11

50 STATES MARATHON TOUR: IOWA (50/50)

2012 DES MOINES MARATHON: 5:08:39 (2012-10-21)


Photos:
https://www.facebook.com/730374053784599/photos/?tab=album&album_id=735569666598371

Race report:
http://bikingviking.net/listing/des-moines-marathon-iowa-2012-10-21/


Des Moines Marathon Website:
http://www.desmoinesmarathon.com


IOWA, USA

State capital: Des Moines (208,000)

State population: 3,1 million

State nickname: The Hawkeye State

State bird: Eastern Goldfinch

State motto:

Our liberties we prize and our rights we will maintain

Famous people from Iowa:

William ”Buffalo Bill” Cody (scout), John Wayne (actor), George H. Gallup (pool taker), Herbert Hoover (U.S. president), Glenn Miller (music), Bess Streeter Aldrich (author)

Fun facts about Iowa:

The famous actor John Wayne was born in Winterset on May 26, 1907
More facts:

http://www.50states.com/facts/iowa.htm#.U8Ooi15n7eY

Logistic:

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Tourism-g37835-Des_Moines_Iowa-Vacations.html



#49 USA – MISSOURI

50 States Marathon Tour Posted on 2016-12-31 13:09

50 STATES MARATHON TOUR: MISSOURI (49/50)

2012 KANSAS CITY MARATHON: 3:42:14 (2012-10-20)


Photos:
https://www.facebook.com/730374053784599/photos/?tab=album&album_id=735568163265188

Race report:
http://bikingviking.net/listing/kansas-city-marathon-missouri-2012-10-20/


Kansas City Marathon Website:
http://www.sportkc.org/marathon/

MISSOURI, USA

State capital: Jefferson City

State population: 5,8 million (Kansas City 467,000)

State nickname: The Show me State

State bird: Bluebird

State mammal: Missouri mule, Missouri Fox Trotting horse

State motto:

Let the welfare of the people be the supreme law

Famous people from Missouri:

Mark Twain (author), Charles M. Russel (author), Ginger Rogers (actress, dancer), Josephine Baker (singer, dancer), Jesse James (outlaw), John Goodman (actor), T.S. Eliot (poet), Yogi Berra (baseball), Burt Bacharach (songwriter)

Fun facts about Missouri:

Kansas City has more miles of boulevards than Paris and more fountains than any city except Rome

More facts: http://www.50states.com/facts/mo.htm#.U8P4K1Zn7eY



#48 USA – CONNECTICUT

50 States Marathon Tour Posted on 2016-12-31 13:07

50 STATES MARATHON TOUR: CONNECTICUT (48/50)

2012 HARTFORD MARATHON: 5:53:12 (2012-10-13)


Photos:
https://www.facebook.com/730374053784599/photos/?tab=album&album_id=735563083265696

Race report:
http://bikingviking.net/listing/hartford-marathon-connecticut-2012-10-13/


Hartford Marathon Website:
http://www.hartfordmarathon.com

CONNECTICUT, USA

State capital: Hartford (125,000)

State population: 3,6 million

State nickname: The Constitution State

State bird: Robin

State mammal: Sperm whale

State motto:

He who transplanted sustains

Famous people from Connecticut:

Katherine Hepburn (actor), Harriet Beecher Stowe (author), Samuel Colt (inventor), John Brown (abolitionist), Charles Goodyear (inventor), John Pierpont Morgan (financier),

Fun facts about Connecticut:

The first telephone book ever issued contained only fifty names. The New Haven District Telephone Company published it in New Haven in February 1878.

More facts:

http://www.50states.com/facts/conn.htm#.U8Knhl5n7eY

Logistic:

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Tourism-g33804-Hartford_Connecticut-Vacations.html



#47 USA – MAINE

50 States Marathon Tour Posted on 2016-12-31 13:05

50 STATES MARATHON TOUR: MAINE (47/50)

2012 MAINE MARATHON, PORTLAND: 4:18:27 (2012-09-30)


Photos:
https://www.facebook.com/730374053784599/photos/?tab=album&album_id=735561033265901

Race report:
http://bikingviking.net/listing/maine-marathon-portland-maine-2012-09-30/


Maine Marathon Website:
http://mainemarathon.com

MAINE, USA

State capital: Augusta

State population: 1,3 million (Portland 66,000)

State nickname: The Pine Tree State

State bird: Chickadee

State mammal: Moose, Maine coon

State motto:

I lead

Famous people from Maine:

John Ford (film director), Stephen King (author), Sarah Orne Jewett (author)

Fun facts about Maine:

Eastport is the most eastern city in the United States. The city is considered the first place in the United States to receive the rays of the morning sun

More facts:

http://www.50states.com/facts/maine.htm#.U8Plu1Zn7eY

Logistic:

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Tourism-g40827-Portland_Maine-Vacations.html



#46 USA – NEW HAMPSHIRE

50 States Marathon Tour Posted on 2016-12-31 13:01

50 STATES MARATHON TOUR: NEW HAMPSHIRE (46/50)

2012 NEW HAMPSHIRE MARATHON, BRISTOL: 4:10:50 (2012-09-29)


Photos:
https://www.facebook.com/730374053784599/photos/?tab=album&album_id=735551669933504

Race report:
http://bikingviking.net/listing/new-hampshire-marathon-bristol-new-hampshire-2012-09-29/


New Hampshire Marathon Website:
http://nhmarathon.com

NEW HAMPSHIRE, USA

State capital: Concord

State population: 1,3 million (Bristol 3,000)

State nickname: The Granite State

State bird: Purple Finch

State mammal: White-tailed deer, Chinook dog

State motto:

Live free or die

Famous people from New Hampshire:

John Irving (writer), Franklin Pierce (U.S. president), Alan Shepard (astronaut)

Fun facts about New Hampshire:

New Hampshire is the only state that ever played host at the formal conclusion of a foreign war. In 1905, Portsmouth was the scene of the treaty ending the Russo-Japanese War

More facts:

http://www.50states.com/facts/newhamp.htm#.U8QMCFZn7eY

Logistic:

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Tourism-g46032-Bristol_New_Hampshire-Vacations.html



#45 USA – WYOMING

50 States Marathon Tour Posted on 2016-12-31 12:55

50 STATES MARATHON TOUR: WYOMING (45/50)

2012 JACKSON HOLE MARATHON: 5:24:21 (2012-09-23)


Photos:
https://www.facebook.com/730374053784599/photos/?tab=album&album_id=735548333267171

Race report:
http://bikingviking.net/listing/jackson-hole-marathon-wyoming-2012-09-23/


Jackson Hole Marathon Website:
http://jacksonholemarathon.com

WYOMING, USA

State capital: Cheyenne

State population: 564,000 (Jackson Hole 10,000)

State nickname: The Cowboy State

State bird: Western Meadowlark

State mammal: Bison

State motto:

Equal rights

Famous people from Wyoming:

Chief Washakie (chief of the Shoshone), Velma Linford (writer), Curt Gowdy (sportscaster)

Fun facts about Wyoming:

Wyoming has the lowest population of all 50 United States.

Wyoming was the first state to give women the right to vote.

Yellowstone is the first official National Park (1872).

The JCPenney stores were started in Kemmerer, Wyoming.

Wyoming leads the country in coal production in 1994 with 3 million tons per week.

More facts:

http://www.50states.com/facts/wyomin.htm#.U8UiUFZn7eY

Logistic:

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Tourism-g1798760-Jackson_Hole_Wyoming-Vacations.html



#44 USA – OREGON

50 States Marathon Tour Posted on 2016-12-31 12:49

50 STATES MARATHON TOUR: OREGON (44/50)

2012 FOREST PARK MARATHON, PORTLAND: 4:14:22 (2012-09-22)


Photos:
https://www.facebook.com/730374053784599/photos/?tab=album&album_id=735546803267324

Race report:
http://bikingviking.net/listing/forest-park-marathon-portland-oregon-2012-09-22/


Forest Park Marathon Website:
http://portlandmarathon.org


OREGON, USA

State capital: Salem

State population: 3.7 million (Portland 610,000)

State nickname: The Beaver State

State bird: Western Meadowlark

State mammal: American beaver

State motto:

She flies with her own wings

Famous people from Oregon:

Matt Groening (cartoonist), Steve Prefontaine (track athlete), Phyllis McGinley (author), Raymond Carver (writer, poet)

Fun facts about Oregon:

Portland is an example of outstanding urban planning. The city is known as The City of Roses.

High above the city of Portland the International Rose Test Garden features more than 500 varieties of roses cultivated continuously since 1917.

At 11,239 feet Mount Hood stands as the tallest peak in Oregon. Mount Hood is a dormant volcano.

The Columbia River forms most of the northern border between Oregon and Washington. The Snake River forms over half of the eastern boundary with Idaho.

More facts:

http://www.50states.com/facts/oregon.htm#.U8RHq1Zn7eY

Logistic:

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Tourism-g52024-Portland_Oregon-Vacations.html



#43 USA – NORTH DAKOTA

50 States Marathon Tour Posted on 2016-12-31 12:46

50 STATES MARATHON TOUR: NORTH DAKOTA (43/50)

2012 BISMARCK MARATHON: 4:05:30 (2012-09-15)


Photos:
https://www.facebook.com/730374053784599/photos/?tab=album&album_id=735543959934275

Race report:
http://bikingviking.net/listing/bismarck-marathon-north-dakota-2012-09-15/


Bismarck Marathon Website:
http://thebismarckmarathon.com

NORTH DAKOTA, USA

State capital: Bismarck

State population: 636,000 (Bismarck 67,000)

State nickname: The Peace Garden State

State bird: Western Meadowlark

State mammal: Nokota horse

State motto:

Liberty and Union, Now and Forever, One and Inseparable

Famous people from North Dakota:

Angie Dickinson (actress), Phyllis Frelich (actress), Peggy Lee (singer)

Fun facts about North Dakota:

The town of Rugby is the geographical center of North America. A rock obelisk about 15 feet tall, flanked by poles flying the United States and Canadian flags marks the location

More facts:

http://www.50states.com/facts/ndakota.htm#.U8QelVZn7eY

Logistic:

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Tourism-g49709-Bismarck_North_Dakota-Vacations.html



#42 USA – SOUTH DAKOTA

50 States Marathon Tour Posted on 2016-12-31 12:42

50 STATES MARATHON TOUR: SOUTH DAKOTA (42/50)

2012 SIOUX FALLS MARATHON: 4:05:58 (2012-09-09)


Photos:
https://www.facebook.com/730374053784599/photos/?tab=album&album_id=735537399934931

Race report:
http://bikingviking.net/listing/sioux-falls-marathon-south-dakota-2012-09-09/


Sioux Falls Marathon Website:
http://www.siouxfallsmarathon.com

SOUTH DAKOTA, USA

State capital: Pierre

State population: 782,000 (Sioux Falls 165,000)

State nickname: Mount Rushmore State

State bird: Ring-necked Pheasant

State mammal: Coyote

State motto:

Under God the people rule

Famous people from South Dakota:

Crazy Horse (Oglala Sioux chief), Red Cloud (Oglala Sioux chief), Sitting Bull (Hunkpappa Sioux chief), Tom Brokaw (TV newscaster)

Fun facts about South Dakota:

Sculptor Gutzon Borglum began drilling into the 6,200-foot Mount Rushmore in 1927. Creation of the Shrine to Democracy took 14 years and cost a mere $1 million, though it’s now deemed priceless

More facts:

http://www.50states.com/facts/sdakota.htm#.U8RgkVZn7eY

Logistic:

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Tourism-g54805-Sioux_Falls_South_Dakota-Vacations.html



#41 USA – NEW MEXICO

50 States Marathon Tour Posted on 2016-12-31 12:36

50 STATES MARATHON TOUR: NEW MEXICO (41/50)

2012 TURTLES MARATHON, ROSWELL: 5:22:23 (2012-09-02)


Photos:
https://www.facebook.com/730374053784599/photos/?tab=album&album_id=735531256602212

Race report:
http://bikingviking.net/listing/turtle-marathon-roswell-new-mexico-2012-09-02/


Turtle Marathon Website:
https://sites.google.com/site/roswellruns/race-schedule

NEW MEXICO, USA

State capital: Santa Fe

State population: 2.0 million (Roswell 49,000)

State nickname: The Land of Enchantment

State bird: Roadrunner

State mammal: American black bear

State motto:

It grows as it goes

Famous people from New Mexico:

Demi Moore (actress), Mangus Coloradas (Apache leader), John Denver (singer), William Hanna (animator), Neil Patrick Harris (actor), Victorio (Apache chief)

Fun facts about New Mexico:

Santa Fe is the highest capital city in the United States at 7,000 feet above sea level

More facts:

http://www.50states.com/facts/newmex.htm#.U8QTbFZn7eY

Logistic:

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Tourism-g47182-Roswell_New_Mexico-Vacations.html



#40 USA – WEST VIRGINIA

50 States Marathon Tour Posted on 2016-12-31 12:29

50 STATES MARATHON TOUR: WEST VIRGINIA (40/50)

2012 PARKERS MARATHON: 5:56:28 (2012-08-26)

Photos:
https://www.facebook.com/730374053784599/photos/?tab=album&album_id=735527646602573

Race report:
http://bikingviking.net/listing/parkers-marathon-west-virginia-2012-08-26/


WEST VIRGINIA, USA

State capital: Charleston

State population: 1,8 million

State nickname: The Mountain State

State bird: Cardinal

State mammal: Black bear

State motto:

Mountaineers Are Always Free

Famous people from West Virginia:

Pearl S. Buck (author), Thomas Stonewall Jackson (Confederate general), Mary Lou Retton (gymnast)

Fun facts about West Virginia:

Mother’s Day was first observed at Andrews Church in Grafton on May 10, 1908.

West Virginia has the oldest population of any state. The median age is 40.

West Virginia is considered the southern most northern state and the northern most southern state.

The first federal prison exclusively for women in the United States was opened in 1926 in West Virginia.

On January 26, 1960 Danny Heater, a student from Burnsville, scored 135 points in a high school basketball game earning him a place in the Guinness Book of World Records.

West Virginia is the only state in the Union to have acquired its sovereignty by proclamation of the President of the United States.

More facts:

http://www.50states.com/facts/westva.htm#.U8Uez1Zn7eY

Logistic:

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Tourism-g59175-Huntington_West_Virginia-Vacations.html



#39 USA – ALASKA

50 States Marathon Tour Posted on 2016-12-31 12:26

50 STATES MARATHON TOUR: ALASKA (39/50)

2012 BIG WILD LIFE MARATHON, ANCHORAGE: 3:31:24 (2012-08-19)


Photos:
https://www.facebook.com/730374053784599/photos/?tab=album&album_id=735525656602772

Race report:
http://bikingviking.net/listing/big-wild-life-marathon-anchorage-alaska-2012-08-19/


Big Wild Life Marathon Website:
http://bigwildliferuns.com/


ALASKA, USA

State capital: Juneau (33,000)

State population: 732,000 (Anchorage 299,000)

State nickname: The last frontier

State bird: Willow Ptarmigan

State mammal: Moose, Bowhead whale, Alaskan Malamute

State motto:

North to the future

Famous people from Alaska:

Joe Juneau (prospector), Margaret Elizabeth Bell (author), Sydney Mortimer Laurence (painter)

Fun facts about Alaska:

In 1867 United States Secretary of State William H. Seward offered Russia $7,200,000, or two cents per acre, for Alaska.

More facts:

http://www.50states.com/facts/alaska.htm#.U8Jcl15n7eY

Logistic:

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Tourism-g60880-Anchorage_Alaska-Vacations.html



#38 USA – NEVADA

50 States Marathon Tour Posted on 2016-12-31 12:15

50 STATES MARATHON TOUR: NEVADA (38/50)

2012 E.T. FULL MOON MIDNIGHT MARATHON, AREA 51, RACHEL: 4:07:35 (2012-08-05)

Photos:
https://www.facebook.com/730374053784599/photos/?tab=album&album_id=735523029936368

Race report:

http://bikingviking.net/listing/et-full-moon-midnight-marathon-rachel-nevada-2012-08-05/


E.T. Full Moon Midnight Marathon Website:
http://calicoracing.com

NEVADA, USA

State capital: Carson City

State population: 2.5 million (Rachel 54 people)

State nickname: The Silver State

State bird: Mountain Bluebird

State mammal: Desert bighorn sheep

State motto:

All for our country battle born

Famous people from Nevada:

Andre Agassi (tennis), Abby Dalton (actress), Thelma Pat Nixon (First Lady)

Fun facts about Nevada:

Nevada has more mountain ranges than any other state, with its highest point at the 13,145 foot top of Boundary Peak near the west-central border

More facts:

http://www.50states.com/facts/nevada.htm#.U8QIDFZn7eY

Logistic:

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Tourism-g28949-Nevada-Vacations.html



#37 USA – UTAH

50 States Marathon Tour Posted on 2016-12-31 12:08

50 STATES MARATHON TOUR: UTAH (37/50)

2012 UTAH VALLEY MARATHON, PROVO: 4:34:41 (2012-06-09)
2012 DESERET NEWS MARATHON, SALT LAKE CITY: 3:53:11 (2012-07-24)


Photos:
https://www.facebook.com/730374053784599/photos/?tab=album&album_id=735224169966254

Race report:
http://bikingviking.net/listing/utah-valley-marathon-provo-utah-2012-06-09/


Utah Valley Marathon Website:
http://www.utahvalleymarathon.com

Deseret News Marathon Website:
http://deseretnewsclassic.com

UTAH, USA

State capital: Salt Lake City

State population: 2.6 million (Provo 116,000)

State nickname: The Beehive State

State bird: Common American Gull

State mammal: Rocky Mountain Elk

State motto:

Industry

Famous people from Utah:

James Woods (actor), Loretta Young (actress), Butch Cassidy (outlaw), J. Willard Marriott (restaurant, hotel chain founder), Donny Osmond, Marie Osmond (singers)

Fun facts about Utah:

Utah is the only state whose capital’s name is made of three words. All three words in Salt Lake City have four letters each

More facts:

http://www.50states.com/facts/utah.htm#.U8T3llZn7eY

Logistic:

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Tourism-g57106-Provo_Utah-Vacations.html



#36 USA – INDIANA

50 States Marathon Tour Posted on 2016-12-31 12:06

50 STATES MARATHON TOUR: INDIANA (36/50)

2012 SUNBURST MARATHON, SOUTH BEND: 4:13:38 (2012-06-02)


Photos:
https://www.facebook.com/730374053784599/photos/?tab=album&album_id=735213713300633

Race report:
http://bikingviking.net/listing/sunburst-indiana-marathon-south-bend-indiana-2012-06-02/


Sunburst Marathon Website:
http://www.sunburstraces.org

INDIANA, USA

State capital: Indianapolis

State population: 6,5 million (South Bend 101,000)

State nickname: The Hoosier State

State bird: Cardinal

State motto:

The Crossroads of America

Famous people from Indiana:

Larry Bird (basketball), James Dean (actor), Michael Jackson (music), David Letterman (TV host)

Fun facts about Indiana:

The first professional baseball game was played in Fort Wayne on May 4, 1871

More facts:

http://www.50states.com/facts/indiana.htm#.U8Omtl5n7eY

Logistic:

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Tourism-g37535-South_Bend_Indiana-Vacations.html



#35 USA – VERMONT

50 States Marathon Tour Posted on 2016-12-31 11:55

50 STATES MARATHON TOUR: VERMONT (35/50)

2012 VERMONT CITY MARATHON, BURLINGTON: 4:35:31 (2012-05-27)

Photos:
https://www.facebook.com/730374053784599/photos/?tab=album&album_id=735211986634139

Race report:
http://bikingviking.net/listing/vermont-city-marathon-burlington-vermont-2012-05-27/

Vermont City Marathon Website:
https://www.vermontcitymarathon.org

VERMONT, USA

State capital: Montpelier

State population: 624,000 (Burlington 42,000)

State nickname: The Green Mountain State

State bird: Hermit Trush

State mammal: Morgan horse

State motto:

Freedom and Unity

Famous people from Vermont:

Chester Alan Arthur (U.S. president), Calvin Coolidge (U.S. president), John Deere (inventor), Patty Sheehan (golfer), Brigham Young (religious leader), Joseph Smith (religious leader)

Fun facts about Vermont:

With a population of fewer than nine thousand people, Montpelier, Vermont is the smallest state capital in the U.S

More facts:

http://www.50states.com/facts/vermont.htm#.U8T6gFZn7eY

Logistic:

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Tourism-g57201-Burlington_Vermont-Vacations.html



#34 USA – DELAWARE

50 States Marathon Tour Posted on 2016-12-31 11:52

50 STATES MARATHON TOUR: DELAWARE (34/50)

2012 DELAWARE MARATHON, WILMINGTON: 4:17:49 (2012-05-13)
2016 MONSTER MASH MARATHON, DOVER: 5:01:31 (2016-10-22)


Photos:
https://www.facebook.com/730374053784599/photos/?tab=album&album_id=735209806634357

Race report:
http://bikingviking.net/listing/delaware-marathon-wilmington-delaware-2012-05-13/


Delaware Marathon Website:
http://www.delawaremarathon.org

Monster Mash Marathon Website:
http://www.monstermashmarathon.com

DELAWARE, USA

State capital: Dover

State population: 898 000 (Wilmington 72,000)

State nickname: The First State

State bird: Blue Hen Chicken

State mammal: Grey fox

State motto:

Liberty and independence

Famous people from Delaware:

Annie Jump Cannon (astronomer), Henry Heimlich (surgeon, inventor), Valerie Bertinelli (actress)

Fun facts about Delaware:

Delaware was the first state to ratify the United States constitution. It did so on December 7, 1787

More facts:

http://www.50states.com/facts/delaware.htm#.U8KqT15n7eY

Logistic:

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Tourism-g34059-Wilmington_Delaware-Vacations.html



#33 USA – MICHIGAN

50 States Marathon Tour Posted on 2016-12-31 11:48

50 STATES MARATHON TOUR: MICHIGAN (33/50)

2012 KALAMAZOO MARATHON: 3:49:19 (2012-05-06)


Photos:
https://www.facebook.com/730374053784599/photos/?tab=album&album_id=735201263301878

Race report:
http://bikingviking.net/listing/kalamazoo-marathon-michigan-usa/

Kalamazoo Marathon Website:
https://thekalamazoomarathon.com

MICHIGAN, USA

State capital: Lansing

State population: 9,9 million

State bird: Robin

State mammal: Deer

State motto:

”Si quaeris peninsulam amoenam, circum spice” [If you are seeking a amenable (pleasant) peninsula, look around you]

Famous people from Michigan:

Madonna (singer), Kristen Bell (actress), Serena Williams (tennis player), Iggy Pop (singer), Stevie Wonder (singer), Diana Ross (singer), Henry Ford (entrepreneur), Alice Cooper (singer), Tom Selleck (actor)

Fun fact about Michigan:

Michigan ranks first in state boat registrations.

More facts:

http://www.50states.com/facts/michigan.htm#.VrEDHTbTKFA

Logistic:

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Tourism-g42354-Kalamazoo_Kalamazoo_County_Michigan-Vacations.html



#32 USA – KENTUCKY

50 States Marathon Tour Posted on 2016-12-31 11:43

50 STATES MARATHON TOUR: KENTUCKY (32/50)

2012 KENTUCKY DERBY MARATHON, LOUISVILLE: 3:34:33 (2012-04-28)


Photos:
https://www.facebook.com/730374053784599/photos/?tab=album&album_id=735195926635745

Race report:
http://bikingviking.net/listing/garmin-marathon-olathe-kansas-2012-04-21/

Kentucky Derby Marathon:
http://derbyfestivalmarathon.com

KENTUCKY, USA

State capital: Frankfort

State population: 4,4 million

State nickname: The Bluegrass State

State bird: Cardinal

State mammal: Grey squirrel, Thoroughbred

State motto:

United we stand, divided we fall

Famous people from Kentucky:

Muhammad Ali (boxer), Kit Carson (scout), Jefferson Davis (president of the Confederacy), Abraham Lincoln (U.S. president), Loretta Lynn (singer),

Fun facts about Kentucky:

Cheeseburgers were first served in 1934 at Kaolin’s restaurant in Louisville

More facts:

http://www.50states.com/facts/kentucky.htm#.U8Pd8lZn7eY



#31 USA – KANSAS

50 States Marathon Tour Posted on 2016-12-31 11:40

50 STATES MARATHON TOUR: KANSAS (31/50)

2012 GARMIN MARATHON, OLATHE: 3:42:29 (2012-04-21)


Photos:
https://www.facebook.com/730374053784599/photos/?tab=album&album_id=735191016636236

Race report:
http://bikingviking.net/listing/garmin-marathon-olathe-kansas-2012-04-21/


Garmin Marathon Website:
http://ozrun.org


KANSAS, USA

State capital: Topeka

State population: 2,9 million (Olathe 132,000)

State nickname: The Sunflower State

State bird: Western Meadowlark

State mammal: American bison

State motto:

To the stars through the difficulties

Famous people from Kansas:

Amelia Earhart (aviator), Walter P. Chrysler (auto manufacturer), Dennis Hopper (actor), Buster Keaton (actor), Emmett Kelly (clown), Barry Sanders (American football)

Fun facts about Kansas:

Dodge City is the windiest city in the United States

More facts:

http://www.50states.com/facts/kansas.htm#.U8PW7VZn7eY

Logistic:

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Tourism-g38954-Olathe_Kansas-Vacations.html



#30 USA – RHODE ISLAND

50 States Marathon Tour Posted on 2016-12-31 11:37

50 STATES MARATHON TOUR: RHODE ISLAND (30/50)

2012 GANSETT MARATHON, NARRANGANSETT: 3:34:03 (2012-04-14)
2012 NEWPORT MARATHON: 4:19:16 (2012-10-14)


Photos:
https://www.facebook.com/730374053784599/photos/?tab=album&album_id=735180456637292

Race report:
http://bikingviking.net/listing/newport-marathon-rhode-island-usa/


Newport Marathon Website:

http://www.newportmarathon.com

RHODE ISLAND, USA

State capital: Providence

State population: 1,1 million

State nickname: The Ocean State

State bird: Rhode Island Red

State motto:

Hope

Famous people from Rhode Island:

Ida Lewis (lighthouse keeper), Peter Farrelly (writer, director), Ruth Hussey (actress)

Fun facts about Rhode Island:

Rhode Island is the smallest state in size in the United States. It covers an area of 1,214 square miles. Its distances North to South are 48 miles and East to West 37 miles

More facts:

http://www.50states.com/facts/rdisl.htm#.U8RQPFZn7eY

Logistic:

https://www.tripadvisor.se/Tourism-g54097-Narragansett_South_County_Rhode_Island-Vacations.html



#29 USA – TENNESSEE

50 States Marathon Tour Posted on 2016-12-31 11:35

50 STATES MARATHON TOUR: TENNESSEE (29/50)

2012 KNOXVILLE MARATHON: 3:28:29 (2012-04-01)


Photos:
https://www.facebook.com/730374053784599/photos/?tab=album&album_id=735171506638187

Race report:
http://bikingviking.net/listing/knoxville-marathon-tennessee-2012-04-01/


Knoxville Marathon Website:
https://knoxvillemarathon.com

TENNESSEE, USA

State capital: Nashville

State population: 6,0 million (Knoxville 183,000)

State nickname: The Volunteer State

State bird: Mockingbird

State mammal: Raccoon, Tennessee walking horse

State motto:

Agriculture and commerce

Famous people from Tennessee:

Davy Crockett (frontiersman), Morgan Freeman (actor), Aretha Franklin (singer), Dolly Parton (singer), Wilma Rudolph (runner), Cybil Shepherd (actress), Tina Turner (singer)

Fun facts about Tennessee:

Tennessee won its nickname as The Volunteer State during the War of 1812 when volunteer soldiers from Tennessee displayed marked valor in the Battle of New Orleans

More facts:

http://www.50states.com/facts/tenn.htm#.U8TkO1Zn7eY

Logistic:

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Tourism-g55138-Knoxville_Tennessee-Vacations.html



#28 USA – NORTH CAROLINA

50 States Marathon Tour Posted on 2016-12-31 11:32

50 STATES MARATHON TOUR: NORTH CAROLINA (28/50)

2012 ELLERBE MARATHON: 3:56:50 (2012-03-24)


Photos:
https://www.facebook.com/730374053784599/photos/?tab=album&album_id=735169263305078

Race report:
http://bikingviking.net/listing/ellerbe-marathon-north-carolina-2012-03-24/


Ellerbe Marathon Website:

http://www.theboogieraces.com/ESMarathon.html

NORTH CAROLINA, USA

State capital: Raleigh

State population: 9,5 million (Ellerbe 1000)

State nickname: The Tar Heel State

State bird: Cardinal

State mammal: Grey squirrel, Plott hound

State motto:

To be, rather than to seem

Famous people from North Carolina:

Roberta Flack (singer), Ava Gardner (actress), Andy Griffith (actor), Andrew Johnson (U.S. president), Floyd Patterson (boxer), James K. Polk (U.S. president)

Fun facts about North Carolina:

The Biltmore Estate in Ashville is America’s largest home, and includes a 255-room chateau, an award-winning winery and extensive gardens

More facts:

http://www.50states.com/facts/ncarolin.htm#.U8QZ4VZn7eY

Logistic:

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Tourism-g49110-Ellerbe_North_Carolina-Vacations.html



#27 USA – GEORGIA

50 States Marathon Tour Posted on 2016-12-31 11:29

50 STATES MARATHON TOUR: GEORGIA (27/50)

2012 GEORGIA MARATHON, ATLANTA: 3:35:57 (2012-03-18)


Photos:
https://www.facebook.com/730374053784599/photos/?tab=album&album_id=735135189975152

Race report:
http://bikingviking.net/listing/georgia-marathon-atlanta-2012-03-18/


Georgia Marathon Website:
http://www.atlantatrackclub.org/2017-publix-georgia-marathon-half-marathon

GEORGIA, USA

State capital: Atlanta

State population: 10 million (Atlanta 448,000)

State nickname: The Peach State

State bird: Brown Trasher

State mammal: Right whale

State motto:

Wisdom, justice, moderation

Famous people from Georgia:

Amy Grant (singer), Ray Charles (music), Jackie Robinson (baseball), Hulk Hogan (wrestler), Bobby Jones (golf), Martin Luther King Jr. (civl rights activist), Margaret Mitchell (author), Otis Redding (music)

Fun facts about Georgia:

Historic Saint Marys Georgia is the second oldest city in the nation

More facts:

http://www.50states.com/facts/georgia.htm#.U8KwHF5n7eY



#26 USA – SOUTH CAROLINA

50 States Marathon Tour Posted on 2016-12-31 11:24

50 STATES MARATHON TOUR: SOUTH CAROLINA (26/50)

2012 COLUMBIA CITY MARATHON: 3:27:20 (2012-03-10)
2012 GREENVILLE MARATHON: 4:16:04 (2012-10-27)


Photos:
https://www.facebook.com/730374053784599/photos/?tab=album&album_id=734499810038690

Race report:
http://bikingviking.net/listing/greenville-marathon-south-carolina-2012-10-27/

Greenville Marathon Website:
http://spinxrunfest.com

SOUTH CAROLINA, USA

State capital: Columbia

State population: 4,3 million

State nickname: The Palmetto State

State bird: Great Carolina wren

State mammal: White-tailed deer, Bottlenose dolphin, Right whale, Boykin Spaniel, Carolina Marsh Tacky, mule

State motto:

While I breathe, I hope Ready in soul and resource

Famous people from South Carolina:

Dizzy Gillespie (jazz trumpeter), Andrew Jackson (U.S. president), Jesse Louis Jackson (civil rights leader), Eartha Kitt (singer)

Fun facts about South Carolina:

The first battle of the Civil War took place at Fort Sumter

More facts:

http://www.50states.com/facts/socaro.htm#.U8RaJlZn7eY

Logistic:

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Tourism-g54258-Greenville_South_Carolina-Vacations.html



#25 USA – ARKANSAS

50 States Marathon Tour Posted on 2016-12-31 11:21

50 STATES MARATHON TOUR: ARKANSAS (25/50)

2012 LITTLE ROCK MARATHON: 3:29:41 (2012-03-04)

Little Rock Marathon, Arkansas



#24 USA – OKLAHOMA

50 States Marathon Tour Posted on 2016-12-31 11:17

50 STATES MARATHON TOUR: OKLAHOMA (24/50)

2012 POST OAK MARATHON, TULSA: 4:12:53 (2012-02-26)
2012 LITTLE WARMUP MARATHON, TULSA: 5:58:10 (2012-11-17)
2012 ROUTE 66 MARATHON, TULSA: 5:58:14 (2012-11-18)

Photos:
https://www.facebook.com/730374053784599/photos/?tab=album&album_id=734502386705099

Race report:
http://bikingviking.net/listing/route-66-marathon-tulsa-oklahoma-2012-11-18/

Route 66 Marathon Website:
http://route66marathon.com


OKLAHOMA, USA

State capital: Oklahoma City

State population: 3,8 million

State nickname: The Sooner State

State bird: Scissor-tailed flycatcher

State mammal: Bison, White-tailed deer, raccoon

State motto:

Labor conquers all things

Famous people from Oklahoma:

Brad Pitt (actor), Johnny Bench (baseball), Garth Brooks (singer), Shannon Miller (Olympic gymnast), James Francis Jim Thorpe (athlete)

Fun facts about Oklahoma:

The world’s first installed parking meter was in Oklahoma City, on July 16, 1935. Carl C. Magee, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, is generally credited with originating the parking meter. He filed for a patent for a ”coin controlled parking meter” on May 13, 1935

More facts:

http://www.50states.com/facts/okla.htm#.U8RDu1Zn7eY



#23 USA – ARIZONA

50 States Marathon Tour Posted on 2016-12-31 09:22

50 STATES MARATHON TOUR: ARIZONA (23/50)

2012 IMS ARIZONA MARATHON, PHOENIX: 3:21:01 (2012-02-19)



Photos:
https://www.facebook.com/730374053784599/photos/?tab=album&album_id=735130273308977

Race report:
http://bikingviking.net/listing/ims-arizona-marathon-2012-02-19/


The Arizona Marathon Website:
http://thearizonamarathon.com


ARIZONA, USA

State capital: Phoenix

State population: 6.3 million

State nickname: The Grand Canyon State

State bird: Cactus Wren

State mammal: Ring-tailed Cat

State motto:

God enriches

Famous people from Arizona:

Cochise (Apache Chief), Geronimo (Apache Chief), Linda Ronstadt (music)

Fun facts about Arizona:

The amount of copper on the roof of the Capitol building is equivalent to 4,800,000 pennies.

More facts:

http://www.50states.com/facts/arizona.htm#.U8KDel5n7eY

Logistic:

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Tourism-g31310-Phoenix_Arizona-Vacations.html



#22 USA – FLORIDA

50 States Marathon Tour Posted on 2016-12-31 09:19

50 STATES MARATHON TOUR: FLORIDA (22/50)

2012 MIAMI MARATHON: 3:32:15 (2012-01-29)
2012 MELBOURNE MUSIC & BEACHES MARATHON: 3:34:18 (2012-02-05)
2012 DONNA BREAST CANCER MARATHON, JACKSONVILLE: 3:27:43 (2012-02-12)


Photos:
https://www.facebook.com/730374053784599/photos/?tab=album&album_id=734926316662706

Race report:
http://bikingviking.net/listing/miami-marathon-florida-2012-01-29/


Miami Marathon Website:
http://www.themiamimarathon.com

FLORIDA, USA

State capital: Tallahassee

State population: 18,6 million (Miami 5,6 million)

State nickname: The Sunshine State

State bird: Mockingbird

State mammal: Florida Panther, Manatee, Dolphin and Florida Cracker horse

State motto:

In God we trust

Famous people from Florida:

Fay Dunaway (actress), Sidney Poitier (actor), Jim Morrison (singer), Osceola (Seminole Indian leader), Pat Boone (singer)

Fun facts about Florida:

Saint Augustine is the oldest European settlement in North America

More facts:

http://www.50states.com/facts/florida.htm#.U8KtXV5n7eY

Logistic:

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Tourism-g34439-Miami_Beach_Florida-Vacations.html



#21 USA – HAWAII

50 States Marathon Tour Posted on 2016-12-31 09:15

50 STATES MARATHON TOUR: HAWAII (21/50)

1996 HONOLULU MARATHON, OAHU: 3:46:44 (1996-12-08)
2012 MAUI OCEANFRONT MARATHON, MAUI: 3:56:12 (2012-01-22)


Photos:
https://www.facebook.com/730374053784599/photos/?tab=album&album_id=734919013330103

Race report:
http://bikingviking.net/listing/honolulu-marathon-hawaii-1996-12-08/


Honolulu Marathon Website:
http://www.honolulumarathon.org


HAWAII, USA:

State capital: Honolulu (375,000)

State population: 1.4 million

State nickname: The Aloha State

State bird: Nene

State mammal: Hawaiian monk seal, Humpback whale

State motto:

The life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness

Famous people from Hawaii:

Kaahumanu (Hawaiian queen), Kamehameha (first Hawaiian king), Barack Obama (U.S. president), Tia Carrere (actress)

Fun facts about Hawaii:

Hawaii is the most isolated population center on the face of the earth. Hawaii is 2,390 miles from California; 3,850 miles from Japan; 4,900 miles from China; and 5,280 miles from the Philippines

More facts:

http://www.50states.com/facts/hawaii.htm#.U8KzqV5n7eY



#20 USA – LOUISIANA

50 States Marathon Tour Posted on 2016-12-31 09:08

50 STATES MARATHON TOUR: LOUISIANA (20/50)

2012 LOUISIANA MARATHON, BATON ROUGE: 3:12:59 (2012-01-15)


Photos:
https://www.facebook.com/730374053784599/photos/?tab=album&album_id=734496163372388

Race report:
http://bikingviking.net/listing/louisiana-marathon-baton-rouge-louisiana-usa/

Louisiana Marathon Website:
http://www.thelouisianamarathon.com

LOUISIANA, USA

State capital: Baton Rouge

State population: 4,6 million

State nickname: The Pelican State

State bird: Eastern Brown Pelican

State mammal: Black bear, Catahoula Leopard dog

State motto:

Union, justice and confidence

Famous people from Louisiana:

Louis Armstrong (music), Fats Domino (music), Jerry Lee Lewis (music), Kitty Carlisle (singer, actress), Dorothy Lamour (actress)

Fun facts about Louisiana:

Louisiana has the tallest state capitol building in the United States; the building is 450 feet tall with 34 floors.

More facts:

http://www.50states.com/facts/louis.htm#.U8PguFZn7eY

Logistic:

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Tourism-g40024-Baton_Rouge_Louisiana-Vacations.html



#19 USA – ALABAMA

50 States Marathon Tour Posted on 2016-12-31 09:06

50 STATES MARATHON TOUR: ALABAMA (19/50)

2012 FIRST LIGHT MARATHON, MOBILE: 3:38:48 (2012-01-08)


Photos:
https://www.facebook.com/730374053784599/photos/?tab=album&album_id=734496163372388

Race report:
http://bikingviking.net/listing/first-light-marathon-alabama-2012-01-08/


First Light Marathon Website:
http://bikingviking.net/listing/first-light-marathon-alabama-2012-01-08/

ALABAMA, USA

State capital: Montgomery

State population: 4,8 million

State nickname: Yellowhammer State

State bird: Yellowhammer

State mammal: American black bear, Racking horse

State motto:

We dare defend our rights

Famous people from Alabama:

Hank Aaron (baseball), Nat ”King” Cole (music), Emmy Lou Harris (music), Carl Lewis (track & field), Jesse Owens (track & field), Rosa Parks (civil rights activist), Hank Williams (music)

Fun facts about Alabama:

Alabama workers built the first rocket to put humans on the moon.

More facts:

http://www.50states.com/facts/alabama.htm#.U8JZA15n7eY

Logistic:

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Tourism-g30709-Mobile_Alabama-Vacations.html



#18 USA – MISSISSIPPI

50 States Marathon Tour Posted on 2016-12-31 09:03

50 STATES MARATHON TOUR: MISSISSIPPI (18/50)

2012 MISSISSIPPI BLUES MARATHON, JACKSON: 3:28:39 (2012-01-07)


Photos:
https://www.facebook.com/730374053784599/photos/?tab=album&album_id=734491750039496

Race report:
http://bikingviking.net/listing/mississippi-blues-marathon-mississippi-2012-01-07/


Mississippi Blues Marathon Website:
https://register.racepartner.com/msbluesmarathon/register

MISSISSIPPI, USA

State capital: Jackson

State population: 2,9 million

State nickname: The Magnolia State

State bird: Mockingbird

State mammal: White-tailed deer, Common bottlenose dolphin

State motto:

By valor and arms

Famous people from Mississippi:

Elvis Presley (singer, actor), Brett Farve (American football), Elizabeth Lee Hazen (inventor), Faith Hill (singer), James Earl Jones (entertainer), B. B. King (guitarist), Muddy Waters (singer, guitarist), Tennessee Williams (playwright), Oprah Winfrey (talk-show host),

Fun facts about Mississippi:

In 1902 while on a hunting expedition in Sharkey County, President Theodore (Teddy) Roosevelt refused to shoot a captured bear. This act resulted in the creation of the world-famous teddy bear

More facts:

http://www.50states.com/facts/miss.htm#.U8P0TFZn7eY

Logistic:

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Tourism-g43833-Jackson_Mississippi-Vacations.html



#17 USA – TEXAS

50 States Marathon Tour Posted on 2016-12-31 09:01

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



#16 USA – MARYLAND

50 States Marathon Tour Posted on 2016-12-31 08:56

50 STATES MARATHON TOUR: MARYLAND (16/50)

2011 NCR TRAILS MARATHON, SPARKS: 3:12:08 (2011-11-26)
2014 BALTIMORE MARATHON : 4:22:25 (2014-10-18)
2016 BALTIMORE MARATHON: 4:40:43 (2016-10-15)


Photos:
https://www.facebook.com/730374053784599/photos/?tab=album&album_id=734901843331820

Race report:
http://bikingviking.net/listing/baltimore-marathon-maryland-usa/


Baltimore Marathon Website:
http://www.thebaltimoremarathon.com

MARYLAND, USA

State capital: Annapolis

State population: 5,6 million (Baltimore 622,000)

State nickname: The Old Line State

State bird: Baltimore Oriole

State mammal: Chesapeake Bay Retriever, Calico Cat, Thoroughbred

State motto:

Manly deeds, womanly words

Famous people from Maryland:

Babe Ruth, the Sultan of Swat, was born in Baltimore and attended Saint Mary’s Industrial School. Other Major League Ball player besides ”The Babe” born in Maryland include Cal Ripken, Jr., Billy Ripken, Lefty Grove, Frank (Home Run) Baker, Harold Baines, Al Kaline, Denny Neagle, and Jimmie Foxx.

Fun facts about Maryland:

America’s national anthem was written by Francis Scott Key a Maryland lawyer. It is believed Key wrote the anthem on September 14, 1814 while watching the bombardment of Fort McHenry in Baltimore Harbor.

Since May 30th, 1949 the United States flag has flown continuously over the monument marking the site of Francis Scott Key’s birthplace. The flag flies at Terra Rubra Farm, Carroll County, Keymar, Maryland as mandated by a Joint Resolution of Congress.

The Maryland State House is the oldest state capitol still in continuous legislative use.

The first dental school in the United States opened at the University of Maryland.

Annapolis is known as the sailing capital of the world.

More facts:

http://www.50states.com/facts/maryland.htm#.U8Pn8FZn7eY

Logistic:

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Tourism-g60811-Baltimore_Maryland-Vacations.html



#15 USA – NEW YORK

50 States Marathon Tour Posted on 2016-12-31 08:50

50 STATES MARATHON TOUR: NEW YORK (15/50)

2010 NEW YORK CITY MARATHON: 3:17:18 (2010-11-07)
2011 NEW YORK CITY MARATHON: 3:08:55 (2011-11-06)
2013 NEW YORK CITY MARATHON: 4:39:59 (2013-11-03)
2014 NEW YORK CITY MARATHON: 4:22:07 (2014-11-02)
2015 NEW YORK CITY MARATHON: 5:32:27 (2015-11-01)
2016 NEW YORK CITY MARATHON: 5:06:15 (2016-11-06)


Photos:
https://www.facebook.com/730374053784599/photos/?tab=album&album_id=735153286640009

Race report:

http://bikingviking.net/listing/new-york-marathon-usa-2013-11-03/


New York City Marathon Website:
http://www.tcsnycmarathon.org

NEW YORK, USA

State capital: Albany

State population: 19.6 million (New York City 8,4 million)

State bird: Bluebird

State nickname: The Empire State

State motto:

Excelsior (Ever upward)

Famous people from the state of New York:

Barbara Streisand (singer/actress), Humphrey Bogart (actor), Maria Callas (soprano), Tom Cruise (actor), George Gershwin (composer), Herman Melville (author), Franklin D. Roosevelt (President)

Fun facts about New York:

The first American chess tournament was held in New York in 1843

More facts:

http://www.50states.com/facts/new-york.htm

Logistic:

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Tourism-g60763-New_York_City_New_York-Vacations.html



#14 USA – VIRGINIA

50 States Marathon Tour Posted on 2016-12-31 08:41

50 STATES MARATHON TOUR: VIRGINIA (14/50)

2011 MARINE CORPS MARATHHON, WASHINGTON D.C.: 3:20:26 (2011-10-30)
2011 RICHMOND MARATHON: 3:04:15 (2011-11-12)
2012 CHARLOTTESVILLE MARATHON: 3:38:40 (2012-04-07)
2012 RICHMOND MARATHON: 4:39:44 (2012-11-10)


Photos:
https://www.facebook.com/730374053784599/photos/?tab=album&album_id=734484156706922

Race report:
http://bikingviking.net/listing/richmond-marathon-virginia-2011-11-12/


Richmond Marathon Website:

http://www.richmondmarathon.com

VIRGINIA, USA

State capital: Richmond

State population: 7,5 million

State nickname: The Old Dominion State

State bird: Cardinal

State mammal: Virginia Big-eared Bat, American Foxhound

State motto:

Thus always to tyrants

Famous people from Virginia:

George Washington (first U.S. president), Meriwether Lewis (explorer), William Clark (explorer), Nat Turner (leader of slave uprising), Arthur Ashe (tennis), Warren Beatty (actor), Ella Fitzgerald (jazz singer), William H. Harrison (U.S. president), Sam Houston (political leader), Thomas Jefferson (U.S. president), Robert E. Lee (Confederate general), Shirley MacLaine (actress), James Madison (U.S. president), James Monroe (U.S. president), Opechancanough (Powhatan leader), Sam Snead (golfer), Zachary Taylor (U.S. president), John Tyler (U.S. president), Woodrow Wilson (U.S. president)

Fun facts about Virginia:

Jamestown was the first English settlement in the U.S. It was also the first capital of Virginia
More facts:

http://www.50states.com/facts/virginia.htm#.U8T83lZn7eY



#13 USA – OHIO

50 States Marathon Tour Posted on 2016-12-31 08:33

50 STATES MARATHON TOUR: OHIO (13/50)

2011 COLUMBUS MARAHTON: 3:13:35 (2011-10-16)


Photos:
https://www.facebook.com/730374053784599/photos/?tab=album&album_id=734413226714015

Race report:
http://bikingviking.net/listing/columbus-marathon-ohio-2011-10-16/


Columbus Marathon:
http://www.columbusmarathon.com

OHIO, USA

State capital: Columbus (823,000)

State population: 11,5 million

State nickname: The Buckeye State

State bird: Cardinal

State mammal: White-tailed deer

State motto:

With God, all things are possible

Famous people from Ohio:

Neil Alden Armstrong (astronaut), Doris Day (singer, actress), Annie Oakley (markswoman), George Armstrong Custer (army officer), Thomas Alva Edison (inventor), Clark Gable (actor), James Abram Garfield (U.S. president), Ulysses Simpson Grant (U.S. president), Warren Gamaliel Harding (U.S. president), Rutherford Hayes (U.S. president), Benjamin Harrison (U.S. president), Dean Martin (singer, actor), William McKinley (U.S. president), Toni Morrison (author), Paul Newman (actor), Jack Nicklaus (golfer), Tyrone Power (actor), Steven Spielberg (director, screenwriter), William H. Taft (U.S. president), Tecumseh (Shawnee Indian chief), Ted Turner (broadcasting)

Fun facts about Ohio:

Cleveland boasts America’s first traffic light. It began on Aug. 5, 1914

More facts:

http://www.50states.com/facts/ohio.htm#.U8QhiVZn7eY

Logistic:

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Tourism-g50226-Columbus_Ohio-Vacations.html



#12 USA – ILLINOIS

50 States Marathon Tour Posted on 2016-12-31 08:31

50 STATES MARATHON TOUR: ILLINOIS (12/50)

2011 CHICAGO MARATHON: 3:17:06 (2011-10-09)
2012 PRAIRIE STATE MARATHON, LIBERTYVILLE: 5:36:32 (2012-10-06)
2012 CHICAGO MARATHON: 4:11:50 (2012-10-07)
2014 CHICAGO MARATHON: 4:44:34 (2014-10-12)
2015 CHICAGO MARATHON: 5:19:01 (2015-10-11)
2016 CHICAGO MARATHON: 4:41:43 (2016-19-09)



Photos:
https://www.facebook.com/730374053784599/photos/?tab=album&album_id=734356123386392

Race report:
http://bikingviking.net/listing/chicago-marathon-illinois-2012-10-07/


Chicago Marathon Website:
https://www.chicagomarathon.com

ILLINOIS, USA

State capital: Springfield

State population: 12.8 million (Chicago 9,8 million)

State nickname: The Prairie State

State mammal: White-tailed deer

State bird: Cardinal

State motto:

State sovereignty, national union

Famous people from Illinois:

Black Hawk (Sauk chief), Harrison Ford (actor), Gloria Swanson (actress), Raquel Welch (actress), Jimmy Connors (tennis), Walt Disney (producer), Benny Goodman (musician), Bill Murray (actor), Gillian Anderson (actress), Wild Bill Hickok (scout)

Fun facts about Illinois:

Illinois was the first state to ratify the 13th Amendment to the Constitution abolishing slavery.

More facts:

http://www.50states.com/facts/illinois.htm

Logistic:

HI Hostel is a great place just a short walk from the start. They serve you a free pasta dinner the night before the marathon and it is always a free (big) breakfast. Many runers are staying there during the marathon weekend and you will meet new friends from all over the world.



#11 NEBRASKA

50 States Marathon Tour Posted on 2016-12-31 08:22

50 STATES MARATHON TOUR: NEBRASKA (11/50)

2011 OMAHA MARATHON: 3:17:46 (2011-09-25)


Photos:
https://www.facebook.com/730374053784599/photos/?tab=album&album_id=731032277052110

Race report:
http://bikingviking.net/listing/omaha-marathon-nebraska-2011-09-25/


Omaha Marathon Website:
http://omahamarathon.com

NEBRASKA, USA

State capital: Lincoln

State population: 1,8 million (Omaha 904,000)

State nickname: The Cornhusker State

State bird: Western Meadowlark

State mammal: White-tailed deer

State motto:

Equality before the law

Famous people from Nebraska:

Fred Astaire (actor, dancer), Marlon Brando (actor), Warren Buffett (investor), James Coburn (actor), Henry Fonda (actor), Nick Nolte (actor)

Fun facts about Nebraska:

Nebraska has more miles of river than any other state

More facts:

http://www.50states.com/facts/nebraska.htm#.U8QFJFZn7eY



#10 USA – COLORADO

50 States Marathon Tour Posted on 2016-12-31 08:20

50 STATES MARATHON TOUR: COLORADO (10/50)

2011 BOULDER MARATHON: 3:37:38 (2011-09-05)


Photos:
https://www.facebook.com/730374053784599/photos/?tab=album&album_id=731030420385629

Race report:
http://bikingviking.net/listing/boulder-marathon-colorado-2011-09-05/


Boulder Marathon Website:
http://www.bbscrun.com/boulderrezmarathon

COLORADO, USA

State capital: Denver

State population: 5.0 million

State nickname: The Centennial State

State bird: Lark Bunting

State mammal: Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep

State motto:

Nothing without providence

Famous people from Colorado:

Tim Allen (actor), Jack Dempsey (boxer), Ouray (Ute Indian chief)

Fun facts about Colorado:

Colorado is the only state in history, to turn down the Olympics. In 1976 the Winter Olympics were planned to be held in Denver. 62% of all state Voters choose at almost the last minute not to host the Olympics, because of the cost, pollution and population boom it would have on the State Of Colorado, and the City of Denver.

More facts:

http://www.50states.com/facts/colorado.htm#.U8Kg315n7eY

Logistic:

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Tourism-g33388-Denver_Colorado-Vacations.html



#9 USA – IDAHO

50 States Marathon Tour Posted on 2016-12-31 08:17

50 STATES MARATHON TOUR: IDAHO (9/50)

2011 MESA FALLS MARATHON, ASHTON: 3:32:19 (2011-08-27)


Photos:
https://www.facebook.com/730374053784599/photos/?tab=album&album_id=730977887057549

Race report:
http://bikingviking.net/listing/mesa-falls-marathon-idaho-2011-08-27/


Mesa Falls Marathon Website:
http://mesafallsmarathon.com


IDAHO, USA

State capital: Boise

State population: 1.6 million

State nickname: The Gem State

State bird: Mountain Bluebird

State mammal: Appaloosa horse

State motto:

Let it be perpetual

Famous people from Idaho:

Picabo Street (skier), Lana Turner (actress), Ezra Pound (author)

Fun facts about Idaho:

Rigby is known as the birthplace of television since it is Philo T. Farnsworth’s hometown. Farnsworth pioneered television technology

More facts:

http://www.50states.com/facts/idaho.htm#.U8LAwl5n7eY

Logistic:

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Tourism-g29229-Ashton_Idaho-Vacations.html



#8 USA – CALIFORNIA

50 States Marathon Tour Posted on 2016-12-31 08:14

50 STATES MARATHON TOUR: CALIFORNIA (8/50)

1999 SAN FRANCISCO MARATHON: 5:14:00 (1999-07-11)
2011 SAN FRANCISCO MARATHON: 3:25:04 (2011-07-31)
2012: SAN FRANCISCO MARATHON: 3:59:06 (2012-07-29)
2012: TRACY’S FAT ASS MARATHON, SAN FRANCSICO: 6:34:00 (2012-07-30)


Photos:
https://www.facebook.com/730374053784599/photos/?tab=album&album_id=730971787058159

Race report:
http://bikingviking.net/listing/san-francisco-marathon-2012-07-29/

CALIFORNIA

State capital: Sacramento

State population: 38.3 million

State nick name: The Golden State

State mammal: California grizzly bear

State bird: California Valley Quail

State motto:

Eureka! (I have found it!)

Famous people from California:

Dian Fossey (zoologist), Jennifer Aniston (actress), Jack Black (actor), Kevin Costner (actor), Clint Eastwood (film producer, actor), Will Ferrell (actor), Jodie Foster (actress), Steve Jobs (entrepreneur), Michelle Pfeiffer (actress)

Fun facts about California:

More turkeys are raised in California than in any other state in the United States.

More facts:

http://www.50states.com/facts/california.htm

Logistic:

https://www.tripadvisor.se/Hotels-g60713-San_Francisco_California-Hotels.html



#7 USA – MONTANA

50 States Marathon Tour Posted on 2016-12-31 08:07

50 STATES MARATHON TOUR: MONTANA (7/50)

2011 MISSOULA MARATHON: 3:18:56 (2011-07-10)
2012 MISSOULA MARATHON: 3:57:23 (2012-07-08)


Photos:
https://www.facebook.com/730374053784599/photos/?tab=album&album_id=730962117059126

Race report:
http://bikingviking.net/listing/missoula-marathon-montana-2012-07-08/


Missoula Marathon Website:
http://www.missoulamarathon.org

MONTANA, USA

State capital: Helena

State population: 1.0 million (Missoula 69,000)

State nickname: The Treasure State

State bird: Western Meadowlark

State mammal: Grizzly bear

State motto:

Gold and silver

Famous people from Montana:

Gary Cooper (actor), David Lynch (filmmaker), Evel Knievel (daredevil motorcyclist), Dana Carvey (comedian), Dorothy Baker (author)

Fun facts about Montana:

Competing with the D River in Lincoln City, Oregon for the title of the world’s shortest river, the Roe River flows near Great Falls. Both rivers lengths vary from 58 feet to 200 feet. The source for this small river is Giant Springs, the largest freshwater spring in the United States

More facts:

http://www.50states.com/facts/mont.htm#.U8P6KlZn7eY

Logistic:

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Tourism-g45277-Missoula_Montana-Vacations.html



#6 USA – WASHINGTON

50 States Marathon Tour Posted on 2016-12-31 08:02

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



#5 USA – MINNESOTA

50 States Marathon Tour Posted on 2016-12-31 07:58

50 STATES MARATHON TOUR: MINNESOTA (5/50)

2011 MINNEAPOLIS MARATHON: 3:32:06 (2011-06-05)


Photos:
https://www.facebook.com/730374053784599/photos/?tab=album&album_id=730939670394704

Race report:
http://bikingviking.net/listing/minneapolis-marathon-minnesota-2011-06-05/


Minneapolis Marathon Website:
http://www.minneapolismarathon.com


MINNESOTA, USA

State capital: St. Paul (295,00)

State population: 5,2 million (Minneapolis 401,000)

State nickname: North Star State

State bird: Common Loon

State motto:

The Star of the North

Famous people from Minnesota:

Bob Dylan (singer), Judy Garland (singer, actress), Jean Paul Getty (oil executive), Jessica Lange (actress), Sinclair Lewis (author), Roger Maris (baseball), Prince Rogers Nelson (singer), Winona Ryder (actress), Charles Monroe Schulz (cartoonist)

Fun facts about Minnesota:

Minneapolis has more golfers per capita than any other city in the country

More facts:

http://www.50states.com/facts/minn.htm#.U8PwnFZn7eY

Logistic:

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Tourism-g43323-Minneapolis_Minnesota-Vacations.html



#4 USA – WISCONSIN

50 States Marathon Tour Posted on 2016-12-30 23:12


50 STATES MARATHON TOUR: WISCONSIN (4/50)

2011 MADISON MARATHON: 3:44:51 (2011-05-29)


Photos:
https://www.facebook.com/730374053784599/photos/?tab=album&album_id=730928917062446

Race report:
http://bikingviking.net/listing/madison-marathon-wisconsin-2011-05-29/


Madison Marathon Website:
http://www.madisonmarathon.org/


WISCONSIN, USA

State capital: Madison (243,000)

State population: 5,6 million

State nickname: The Badger State

State bird: Robin

State mammal: Badger, White-tailed deer, American Water Spaniel, Dairy cow

State motto:

Forward

Famous people from Wisconsin:

Laura Ingalls Wilder (author), Harry Houdini (magician), William Defoe (actor), Eric Heiden (speed skater), Liberace (pianist), Charles and John Ringling (circus entrepreneurs), Gena Rowlands (actress), Spencer Tracy (actor), Orson Welles (actor and producer), Frank Lloyd Wright (architect)

Fun facts about Wisconsin:

The first practical typewriter was designed in Milwaukee in 1867.

Wisconsin produces more milk than any other state.

The original Barbie is from Willows. Barbie’s full name is Barbie Millicent Roberts.

Milwaukee is home of Harley Davidson Motorcycles.

The Hamburger hall of fame is located in Seymour. Mercer is the Loon Capital of the World.

Green Bay is the Toilet Paper Capital of the World!

Devil’s Lake was established in 1911. The facility has become one of Wisconsin’s oldest and most famous state parks. It leads the state parks in attendance.

More facts:

http://www.50states.com/facts/wisconsin.htm#.U8UkWFZn7eY

Logistic:

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Tourism-g60859-Madison_Wisconsin-Vacations.html



#3 USA – PENNSYLVANIA

50 States Marathon Tour Posted on 2016-12-29 19:50

50 STATES MARATHON TOUR: #3 PENNSYLVANIA (3/50)

2010 PHILADELPHIA MARATHON: 3:06:47 (2010-11-21)
2011 PITTSBURGH MARATHON: 3:27:19 (2011-05-15)
2011 PHILADELPHIA MARATHON: 3:05:38 (2011-11-20)


Photos:
https://www.facebook.com/730374053784599/photos/?tab=album&album_id=730909587064379

Race report Philadelphia Marathon:
http://bikingviking.net/listing/philadelphia-marathon-pennsylvania-2011-11-20/

Race report Pittsburgh Marathon:
http://bikingviking.net/listing/pittsburgh-marathon-pennsylvania-2011-05-15/


Philadelphia Marathon Website:
http://philadelphiamarathon.com

Pittsburgh Marathon Website:
http://www.thepittsburghmarathon.com/default


PENNSYLVANIA, USA

State capital: Harrisburg

State population: 12,4 million (Philadelphia 1,6 million)

State nickname: The Keystone State

State bird: Ruffed Grouse

State mammal: White-tailed deer, Great Dane

State motto:

Virtue, liberty and independence

Famous people from Pennsylvania:

Daniel Boone (frontiersman), James Buchanan (U.S. president), Bill Cosby (actor), Gene Kelly (dancer, actor), Arnold Palmer (golfer), Robert E. Peary (explorer), James Stewart (actor)

Fun facts about Pennsylvania:

The first daily newspaper was published in Philadelphia on Sept. 21, 1784

More facts:

http://www.50states.com/facts/penn.htm#.U8RO8FZn7eY

Logistic:

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Tourism-g60795-Philadelphia_Pennsylvania-Vacations.html



#2 USA – NEW JERSEY

50 States Marathon Tour Posted on 2016-12-29 15:53

50 STATES MARATHON TOUR: #2 NEW JERSEY (2/50)

2011 NEW JERSEY MARATHON: 3:27:18 (2011-05-01)


Photos:
https://www.facebook.com/730374053784599/photos/?tab=album&album_id=730890213732983

Race report:

http://bikingviking.net/listing/new-jersey-marathon-new-jersey-2011-05-01/


New Jersey Marathon Website:
http://www.thenewjerseymarathon.com

NEW JERSEY, USA

State capital: Trenton (85,000)

State population: 8,7 million

State nickname: The Garden State

State bird: Eastern Goldfinch

State mammal: Horse

State motto:

Liberty and prosperity

Famous people from New Jersey:

Frank Sinatra (singer), Bruce Springsteen (musician), Jon Bon Jovi (musician), William Count Basie (band leader), James Fenimore Cooper (author), David Copperfield (magician), Whitney Houston (entertainer), Norman Mailer (author), Jack Nicholson (actor), Kevin Spacey (actor), Meryl Streep (actress), Sarah Vaughan (singer), Dionne Warwick (actress, singer), Ray Liotta (actor)

Fun facts about New Jersey:

New Jersey has the most diners in the world and is sometimes referred to as the diner capital of the world

More facts:

http://www.50states.com/facts/newjerse.htm#.U8QOtVZn7eY

Logistic:

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Tourism-g46582-Long_Branch_New_Jersey-Vacations.html



#1 USA – MASSACHUSETTS

50 States Marathon Tour Posted on 2016-12-29 12:57

50 STATES MARATHON TOUR: #1 MASSACHUSETTS (1/50)

2011 BOSTON MARATHON: 3:36:37 (2011-04-11)
2012 BOSTON MARATHON: 4:04:52 (2012-04-16)
2014 CAPE COD MARATHON: 4:46:29 ((2014-10-26)
2016 BOSTON MARATHON: 4:11:21 (16-04-18)


Photos:
https://www.facebook.com/730374053784599/photos/?tab=album&album_id=730878287067509

Race report Boston Marathon:
http://bikingviking.net/listing/boston-marathon-massachusetts-2012-04-16/

Race report Cape Cod Marathon:
http://bikingviking.net/listing/cape-cod-marathon-falmouth-massachusetts/


Boston Marathon Website:
http://www.baa.org

Cape Cod Marathon Website:
http://www.capecodmarathon.com


MASSACHUSETTS, USA

State capital: Boston

State population: 6.7 million (Falmouth 32,000)

State nickname: The Bay State

State bird: Chickadee

State mammal: Right Whale, Boston Terrier, Tabby cat, Morgan horse

State motto:

By the sword we seek peace, but peace only under liberty

Famous people from Massachusetts:

John Adams (president), Susan B. Anthony (woman suffragist), Benjamin Franklin (statesman/scientist), John F. Kennedy (president), Edgar Allan Poe (writer), Samuel Adams (patriot)

Fun facts about Massachusetts:

Brewster has become the de facto ”Wedding Capital of Cape Cod” because of its many small and larger inns that cater to weddings.

There is a house in Rockport built entirely of newspaper.

The first basketball game was played in Springfield 1891. The Basketball Hall Of Fame is located in Springfield.

The American industrial revolution began in Lowell. Lowell was America’s first planned industrial city.

Although over 30 communities in the colonies eventually renamed themselves to honor Benjamin Franklin. The Massachusetts Town of Franklin was the first and changed its name in 1778.

Norfolk County is the birthplace of four United States presidents: John Adams, John Quincy Adams, John Fitzgerald Kennedy and George Herbert Walker Bush

More facts:

http://www.50states.com/facts/mass.htm#.U8PrNlZn7eY

Logistic:

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Tourism-g41565-Falmouth_Cape_Cod_Massachusetts-Vacations.html