Storm Lake surgeon and running enthusiast Troy Ivey continues his quest to achieve 50 marathons in 50 states by age 50.
Dr. Ivey has run three 26.2-mile marathons in a four-week period, finishing each in the 3 hour and 20 minute range. On Sept. 20 he ran the Air Force Marathon in Dayton, Ohio; on October 4, he ran in St. George, Utah; and on October 18 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
So far, Dr. Ivey has competed in and finished marathons in 16 states, and is on pace to complete his goal.
He has qualified for the Boston Marathon (April 20, 2009), which was another goal for him. (You get invited to participate in the Boston Marathon off of a combination of your age and marathon completion time on a sanctioned Boston Marathon course.)