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Mystery Marathon 2024

marathon runners stack of 26.2 books Thanks to our daughter, real-life marathon runner Bethany Mills - b.mills in this challenge - for posing for this photo.

The Mystillery Literary and Athletic Association (MLAA) welcomes you to the first running of the Mystery Marathon! Your goal is to to complete the marathon by reading 26.2 mysteries during the year. (No actual running is required.) One book is equivalent to one mile, and the number of pages equivalent to the number of steps taken to complete that mile. Just read the General Information for Runners page and run your first mile! You'll be crossing the finish line to the Finishers' Column in no time!
 

FINISHERS:

Place Runner Days Steps
1 Tari Hann
Ohio
26 5505
2 Sanacrow
Tennessee
28 11201
3 Vallery
Louisiana
30 6839
4 Colleen
Illinois
32 9509
5 Linda B
Kentucky
40 7351
6 OutsmartYourShelf
United Kingdom
41 8819
7 Vallery
Louisiana • Lap #2
27 7587
8 Bev "Flash" Hankins
Indiana
59 6860
9 Tari Hann
Ohio • Lap #2
33 6700
10 Karen A
New Mexico
71 4397
 
Place Runner Days Steps
11 Beth M
North Carolina
75 8089
12 Avid Series Reader
New Mexico
76 8134
13 Vallery
Louisiana • Lap #3
25 6736
14 Linda B
Kentucky • Lap #2
43 7593
15 Colleen
Illinois • Lap #2
55 10397
16 Rick Mills
Maine
94 5991
17 Tina Hilbert
Ohio
96 8805
18 SueC
Utah
103 8471
19 Vallery
Louisiana • Lap #4
37 8367
20 Tari Hann
Ohio • Lap #3
62 5196
 
Place Runner Days Steps
21 Jjean
Texas
129 9102
22 JenneB
Pennsylvania
132 8272
23 Bev "Flash" Hankins
Indiana • Lap #2
74 7062
24 Beth M
North Carolina • Lap #2
59 8556
25 "Zoomin" Susan Jensen
Arizona
137 9281
26 Linda B
Kentucky • Lap #3
45 7164
27 OutsmartYourShelf
United Kingdom • Lap #2
105 8584
28 Vallery
Louisiana • Lap #5
36 7454
29 Colleen
Illinois • Lap #3
68 9814
30 Karen A
New Mexico • Lap #2
95 3747

ON THE COURSE:

Elapsed

MYSTERY MARATHON updated THU JUNE 20 2024 @ 10.00 am EDT convert
30 intrepid runners on the course somewhat alphabetical
A8bhatia
Ontario
312 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 .2
B. Mills
New York
288 400 449 450 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 .2
bat "Go Speed Racer" kat
West Virginia
341 352 388 352 224 240 320 320 320 369 374 406 294 289 400 336 368 320 384 384 400 416 336 352 288 274
bat "Go Speed Racer" kat
West Virginia • Lap #2
320 288 304 429 434 461 404 304 544 480 314 284 320 315 351 240 256 204 218 384 360 322 364 290 322 400
bat "Go Speed Racer" kat
West Virginia • Lap #3
272 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 .2
Beth M
North Carolina • Lap #3
400 400 416 417 624 386 336 320 355 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 105
Bev "Flash" Hankins
Indiana • Lap #3
192 247 203 239 222 368 368 201 189 179 214 264 223 420 196 220 180 222 202 176 272 22 23 24 25 26 .2
Cindi
Illinois
319 432 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 .2
Colleen
Illinois • Lap #4
464 887 667 448 370 398 340 380 309 390 504 282 312 340 480 400 374 293 180 347 320 22 23 24 25 26 60
updated David Salley
New York
194 327 232 416 556 204 287 190 374 496 176 244 243 512 304 311 377 288 302 342 244 341 23 24 25 26 .2
Em
Georgia
266 189 248 256 226 274 248 228 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 .2
updated Erika Morris
California
340 351 419 356 443 439 494 391 467 521 329 422 369 299 305 464 224 441 422 434 248 22 23 24 25 26 .2
Jen McFarren
Texas
300 257 304 352 351 317 300 186 271 191 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 .2
JenneB
Pennsylvania • Lap #2
286 313 377 304 320 326 369 306 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 .2
Jjean
Texas • Lap #2
400 448 270 352 437 225 416 304 502 320 280 320 368 461 432 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 .2
Karen A
New Mexico • Lap #2
89 118 208 224 152 88 45 69 92 147 56 320 114 121 78 134 164 142 135 94 221 120 59 222 224 224 87
Karen A
New Mexico • Lap #3
288 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 .2
Karen "The Baroness of Speed"Baroness
Texas
270 325 256 288 288 248 288 288 115 248 289 304 225 272 291 323 264 265 285 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 .2
Katey Blood
New Mexico
336 306 400 508 452 427 495 389 508 354 304 306 306 307 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 .2
Linda B
Kentucky • Lap #4
  231 302 364 224 245 179 176 178 179 184 182 352 224 304 177 151 210 416 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 .2
Lynn High
Pennsylvania
136 155 207 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 .2
Melissa The Reading Nerd
New Jersey
368 329 320 294 320 348 207 361 345 212 288 384 334 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 32
OutsmartYourShelf
The United Kingdom • Lap #3
338 302 240 349 320 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 .2
Priya
India
288 276 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 .2
Sanacrow
Tennessee • Lap #2
512 484 612 237 364 186 198 416 389 576 394 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 .2
"Zoomin" Susan Jensen
Arizona • Lap #2
467 292 330 275 368 288 322 289 338 324 359 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 .2
Tara Taylor
Illinois
355 211 304 338 320 298 325 222 320 384 341 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 .2
Tari Hann
Ohio • Lap #4
192 220 190 199 265 270 336 288 303 234 69 215 330 250 284 260 260 282 268 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 97
Tina Hilbert
Ohio • Lap #2
307 304 240 305 485 353 336 368 451 383 383 320 410 308 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 64
Traci L.
Illinois
304 320 312 320 304 256 308 362 318 320 297 209 312 320 320 301 384 320 306 107 336 299 304 280 115 288
Traci L.
Illinois • Lap #2
304 352 240 275 307 282 264 368 315 240 280 387 272 321 200 271 311 336 257 220 263 22 23 24 25 26 .2
Ultra
322 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 .2
Vallery
Louisiana • Lap #6
247 178 199 260 238 201 336 337 231 208 208 350 170 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 71
Yelle
400 352 368 313 384 285 279 416 345 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 .2
Name
Location • Lap #0
0 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 .2

      Ambiguous instructions and arbitrary rules are found on the General Information page.

Key to symbols
New or updated today
Update pending
0 Mile marker
000 Steps (page count)
Sprint! Finish line in sight!
Yay! Just crossed the finish line!
Oops - unfinished lap, please find a short story (< 100 p.) for final .2 mile
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