Marathon 32 in 50 of the #50in50: Iowa


32 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

  • HAWAII 6/30/2019: Kona marathon @konamarathon

  • IOWA 7/11/2019: Mainly marathons - Heartland series Clinton IA


On July 10, I flew into Minneapolis to start a 3 day series with the Mainly Marathons group in Iowa, Wisconsin and Minnesota. After I arrived into Minneapolis around 6pm, I drove for 5 hours to Clinton, Iowa for the following day’s marathon.

It was a long drive on narrow roads. The views along the way we’re amazing!

I got to my hotel around 11pm and went right to bed. The next morning I got up early for a 5am start.

It was great seeing familiar faces from the circuit. I’ve met new friends along the way and it’s nice to catch up with them on the runs.

The course was 14 laps on a trail course.

Ir was a bit hot and I kept cool with plenty of ice water. I took it very easy on the run, since I had another 2 marathons for the next 2 days.


The medal was nice. Like other Mainly marathon series, the medals from each series link together.


If you’re looking to set hard to achieve records or just want to run a lot of marathons in many different states, check out Mainly Marathons!


Join me on the #50in50 for the Gweneviere Mann Foundation, with many ways to get involved.


She was excited about releasing an album that she had just finished, but she passed before she could realize that dream, so we just recently released a single "What I Can Be" off of her album for her so that we could fulfill that dream for her. Download it here

Together we will save lives through early detection programs for lung cancer and brain tumors.

I ❤️ you Gwen.


Yasir Salem