An Iowa college student just set the record for fastest known time to run across the state of Iowa.
Paul Noble is a sophomore at the University of Northern Iowa who just ran across the entire state of Iowa. According to KETV, it's a 278-mile run that he began in Muscatine at 5 a.m. on Sunday, March 13. The report states the Noble made it to Nebraska around 3:40 a.m. on Thursday, March 17. That made his time to run across the entire state 94 hours and 50 minutes (that's 15 hours faster than the previous record!) WOW.
This type of running is clearly not for everyone. I don't even like running on the treadmill, I can't imagine how hard this must have been.
Dunlap, Iowa shared some information on their Facebook page along with a photo of Noble on the run. The post says that he would nap in his car and hit the road again. That's commitment!
We clearly have some talented Iowans, especially when it comes to running. In 2021, Iowa native Shelby Houlihan competed in the 5000 meters and 1500 meters run in the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trial. And a native from Urbandale Karissa Schweizer ran the 5,000-meter final at the 2021 Olympics. It's incredible to see these Iowans accomplishing so much.
Congrats to Noble for setting a record that many wouldn't even attempt.
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