Laura Skladzinski started running marathons and quickly set a world record as the youngest runner to complete a marathon in all of the 50 states. She ran 50 marathons in 50 states and DC before she turned 25.
We talk about her start to running. All of this started with a decision to run 1 mile.
Races that we discuss in this interview include:
- The Vermont City Marathon
- The Seafair Marathon in Seattle – this may have become the Seattle Rock -n-roll marathon.
- Calgary Marathon
- San Francisco Marathon
- NYC Marathon
- Minneapolis Marathon
- Wyoming Run with the Horses Marathon
- Humpy’s Marathon I think is now called the Moose’s Tooth Marathon
- Outer Banks Marathon
Laura was inspired by Dean Karnazes to look up what the record for the youngest person to complete the 50 states and DC Challenge.
We talk a lot about motivation and how she stayed focused to complete the her goal.
We also talk about the logistics of doing so many marathons so fast and how she made it affordable.
I got some questions from a first time marathon runners on Reddit and the answers are in this interview.
Laura’s story to this world record is documented on her site http://www.50by25.com
Thank you Laura for being a guest on the Mile after Mile Podcast.
As always you can see what Amy is up to on her blog at www.amysaysso.com