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New England Challenge

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Newton Baker
Sunday, May 11, 2014, Newton Baker (72) and I will head to Portland Maine as he checks in for the first marathon in the New England Challenge; 5 marathons in 5 states in 5 days. The Pine Tree Marathon begins at 6AM Monday the 12th. Skeptics have their doubts, it’s what skeptics do and supporters are touting their hope as they wish for the best.

Regardless of how or why he chose to do this doesn’t really matter because runners run. Runners look for challenges, opportunities and events to expand their experiences. As ambitious as it sounds Newt seems to be of the attitude that this is not only doable but another milestone in his running career. He’s prepared and motivated. I’m looking forward to how he manages the week and accomplishes his goal.

Newton has participated in 162 marathons around the country. He has completed 20 USATF National Championship 24 Hour Runs and is a Hall of Famer participating in all 25 Key Bank Vermont City Marathons. Now he will add the New England Challenge to his resume.

Here’s the schedule:  (The New England Challenge website)

Pine Tree Marathon – Portland ME                      05/12/2014

Granite State Marathon – Nashua NH                 05/13/2014

Red Island Marathon – Warwick RI                      05/14/2014

Nutmeg St. Marathon – Hartford CT                    05/15/2014

Old Colony Marathon – Springfield MA               05/16/2014

I will document his accomplishments during the week and post images, comments and video each day so friends can follow his progress.

Stay tuned. This is going to be fun!

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Written by Roger

May 9, 2014 at 9:24 PM

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  1. Good luck Newton. 🙂


    May 9, 2014 at 10:33 PM

  2. Good luck!

    Phayvanh Luekhamhan

    May 11, 2014 at 9:09 AM

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