Bekkie Wright ’85 aimed to complete her goal on Oct. 24, 2012: An under-4-hour marathon in all 50 states. A member of Team Marathon Bar for the past two years, Wright succeeded. “Currently there are less than 30 people who have achieved that mark and I was only the fourth woman to reach that milestone,” she writes.
“Bekkie Wright’s devotion to marathons goes far beyond 26.2 miles. It led her to a husband she met, fittingly, at a marathon. It has taken her to all 50 states to run, including battling Nor’easters and blizzard-like conditions.…
“She heard about the Newman Marathon from a friend who ran it last year. So when she was trying to find the final piece to the 50-state puzzle, Mason City seemed like the perfect fit for a woman who just turned 50 and has more than 100 marathons to her credit.
“‘She said everything about it was great,’ Wright said of the conversation with a friend that led her to Sunday’s race. ‘She said the course was great, the people were great and she would recommend it to anybody.’”
Image: via Bekkie Wright
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