200 Marathons in one year!!!!!!!! ??????

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24/01/2005 at 13:32
Page 59 of mag, seven marathon facts. "Jerry Dunn ran 200 marathons in one year - 2000"

Is this true?
Were they official races or did he cover the distance 200 times, incuding training?

My ambition of completing 52 in one year seems pathectic if this is true, though I doubt I would ever achieve it anyway, but I realistically thought about doing 12 (1 per month) but thats not even worth mentioning.

Does anyone know anymore about this?
24/01/2005 at 13:35
Shades will probably know - she's a member of the 100 marathoners club. She did mention someone who has run over 500 marathons, but I don't know over what time period.

I think for them to count as marathons, they have to be on certified measured courses, so they probably were official races.

He must travel a lot!
24/01/2005 at 13:37
BTW - 52 in a year! [thud]

One a month is doable, but still bl**dy good going. Don't feel belittled by someone else - even completing one marathon is a great achievement!

cougie    pirate
24/01/2005 at 13:49
I can't honestly see that he'd be able to get to 200 races.

I've never heard of Marathons on a week day.
Dark Vader    pirate
24/01/2005 at 13:53
I agree with Cougie.. maybe the total included his own personal training schedule. It is still an incredible mileage and achievement, whatever the circumstances.

I also agree with Nessie.. what does it really matter if someone else has done something like that.. set your own personal targets are go for those.. its not a competition!

24/01/2005 at 13:56
He could well have done 200 marathons on a certified course(s) with official observers but no other runners.
cougie    pirate
24/01/2005 at 14:00
You'd have to be a bit clever about choosing the marathon route to run - with no closed roads - you wouldn't want to run London for example !

I think he probably had a nice rural one that he lived near and could do most nights.
cougie    pirate
24/01/2005 at 14:02
Or I could be wrong.....

24/01/2005 at 14:02
Full details are here

Quite a feat however it was done.
24/01/2005 at 14:04
according to his web site Jerry ran 17 official marathons and 183 solo runs in 2000. http://www.marathonman.org/

Wonder how many pairs of trainers he went through
24/01/2005 at 14:30
Nice outfit he's got on.
cougie    pirate
24/01/2005 at 14:42

Fnaar !
24/01/2005 at 15:06
For a marathon to count for 100 Marathon Club purposes the event has to be advertised with at least 5 starters and 3 finishers. so under those rules he's done 17!!
24/01/2005 at 15:13
He uses the term "marathon distances"....

"America’s Marathon Man has realized his goal to run 200 marathon distances in the year 2000. 17 official races — 183 solo treks, all on certified marathon courses."

24/01/2005 at 15:19
What did he get when he achieved his goal?

A tube of smarties?
24/01/2005 at 15:37
Absolutely amazing achievement. But then so is 100 or 10 or even the first 1. Any amount takes great determination and dedication. But to run that distance so many times without time for recovery is something else. Not many people would have a body that would take that much running without breaking down.
24/01/2005 at 15:50
cougie    pirate
24/01/2005 at 15:52
LOL !!!

Is that her name or description ?
24/01/2005 at 15:53
Yeah - I wondered that too!!
24/01/2005 at 15:55
Hobbits have hairy feet though!

Poor cow.

What next? "Wizard Smith"?!

In fact, that's a great name for a boy. I'm calling my son-and-heir "Wizard".
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