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Alaska man finishes marathons in all 50 states


November 23, 2018

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska runner hit a milestone that took him 16 years to reach when he crossed the finish line at a marathon in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

When Juneau runner John Kern finished the Williams Route 66 Marathon this week, he completed his goal of running a marathon in all 50 states, the Juneau Empire reported Thursday.

"It was a great run. That's the one thing that people don't realize — is that every run is like starting over," Kern said. "You never know what it's going to be like. It's 26 miles — anything can happen."

The retired Juneau Capital Transit superintendent ran...

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