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Paavo Nurmi Marathon (USA)

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Distance Marathon

Date 10 August, 2019

About Paavo Nurmi Marathon (USA)

The Paavo Nurmi Marathon is an annual road race held each August in Iron County, Wisconsin, in the United States. The Paavo Nurmi was established in 1969 and is considered to be the oldest running marathon in Wisconsin.

The course begins in the town of Upson and continues along Highway 77 through the communities of Iron Belt, Pence and Montreal. Near Carey, the race turns down County Highway C, clips past the Gile Flowage and proceeds along U.S. Route 51 into the city of Hurley. The finish line is located on Silver Street in Hurley, where the race finishers are served a traditional Finnish stew called Mojakka.

As of 2006, the record for the event stands at 2:19.10, set by Richard Wilde of England in 1978. The women’s record is held by Mary Bange of La Crosse, Wisconsin, in a time of 2:47.49, set in 1979.

Distances

Marathon Relay (2 Person)

  • 42.195km

Half Marathon

  • 21.097km
Start:

Upson, Wisconsin, USA

Hurley,us

Finish:

Silver Street in Hurley

Hurley,us

Highlights

The course begins in the town of Upson and continues along Highway 77 through the communities of Iron Belt, Pence and Montreal. Near Carey, the race turns down County Highway C, clips past the Gile Flowage and proceeds along U.S. Route 51 into the city of Hurley. The finish line is located on Silver Street in Hurley, where the race finishers are served a traditional Finnish stew called Mojakka.

Overview

The course begins in the town of Upson and continues along Highway 77 through the communities of Iron Belt, Pence and Montreal. Near Carey, the race turns down County Highway C, clips past the Gile Flowage and proceeds along U.S. Route 51 into the city of Hurley. The finish line is located on Silver Street in Hurley.


Paavo Nurmi Marathon (USA) Trivia

The Paavo Nurmi was established in 1969 and is considered to be the oldest running marathon in Wisconsin. As of 2006, the record for the event stands at 2:19.10, set by Richard Wilde of England in 1978. The women's record is held by Mary Bange of La Crosse, Wisconsin, in a time of 2:47.49, set in 1979.

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