It seems like people train forever to run one qualifying time to be able to run in the Boston Marathon. Can you imagine doing it 50 times?!

Gwen Jacobson is 61 years old and has run a Boston Marathon qualifying time in all 50 states. She is now the 26th female to accomplish this and she's also the oldest! Oh, and she's from Rochester!

She just ran her 50th qualifying time this past weekend in the Des Moines Marathon. KTTC reports that her goal was "to cross the finish line in under four hours. She made it in three hours, 32 minutes and 53 seconds."

I've run one 5k in my life and that was hard enough, I can't imagine running a qualifying time for the Boston Marathon 50 times!

 

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