Running Tales
Running Tales
Jun 5, 2020
Eric Xiocca: A marathon a month, bears as running 'companions' and dreams of the American big three
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Eric Xiocca likes a challenge. When he turned 40 he decided to run a marathon every month for each month of his 40th year.

He enjoyed it so much he's kept going, and as he approaches 43 his next big goal is to run a marathon in every US state before he turns 50.

Even Covid-19 hasn't stopped him, although it has at least delayed his hopes of running in three of the world's biggest marathons: Boston, Chicago and New York.

He's hoping that dream can still be realised, but in the meantime we had plenty to talk about; from dietary preferences to keeping an eye out for bears during training runs...

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