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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. (The General Information for Runners page tells how to get page counts for audio and Kindle books). No advance signup needed. 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!
      (submit once for each mile).

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 updated Vallery
Louisiana • Lap #2
  27 7587

ON THE COURSE:

Elapsed

MYSTERY MARATHON updated TUE FEB 27 2024 @ 8.30 pm EST convert
29 Runners 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
Avid Series Reader
New Mexico
353 329 358 390 402 339 368 374 403 294 214 326 254 280 384 512 86 340 118 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 39
B. Mills
New York
288 400 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
bat "Go Speed Racer" kat
West Virginia
341 352 388 352 224 240 320 320 320 369 374 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 .2
Beth M
North Carolina
242 295 401 330 293 160 160 528 137 400 350 336 281 280 266 548 100 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 8
updated Bev "Flash" Hankins
Indiana
219 160 374 295 188 175 214 212 288 250 327 193 186 196 342 351 320 248 341 355 320 284 215 253 256 26 58
Colleen
Illinois • Lap #2
416 367 355 377 395 352 359 356 365 367 382 354 471 371 439 576 341 606 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 100
David Salley
New York
194 327 232 416 556 204 287 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 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
Erika Morris
California
340 351 419 356 443 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 .2
Jen McFarren
Texas
300 257 304 352 351 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 .2
Jjean
Texas
376 392 367 311 323 373 368 398 263 336 338 527 309 377 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 .2
updated Karen A
New Mexico
224 63 224 192 224 189 224 224 224 288 126 74 92 224 214 150 112 96 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 62
Karen "The Baroness of Speed"Baroness
Texas
270 325 256 288 288 248 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 .2
Linda B
Kentucky • Lap #2
  184 256 350 334 283 320 344 290 284 137 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 .2
Lynn High
Pennsylvania
136 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
Melissa The Reading Nerd
New Jersey
368 329 320 294 320 348 207 361 345 212 288 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 32
OutsmartYourShelf
The United Kingdom • Lap #2
364 494 243 336 5 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
Rick "The Spandex Snail" Mills
Maine
167 182 327 192 167 307 153 303 311 100 214 171 290 180 324 311 272 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 14
Sanacrow
Tennessee • Lap #2
512 484 612 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 .2
SueC
Utah
188 192 178 304 339 374 346 338 344 330 384 320 392 343 288 280 368 352 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 .2
"Zoomin" Susan Jensen
Arizona
415 325 447 368 367 320 400 296 306 350 11 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 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 .2
Tari Hann
Ohio • Lap #2
194 197 104 176 375 231 190 169 320 218 256 222 201 295 256 314 336 157 288 300 288 304 311 319 192 275 .2
Tina Hilbert
Ohio
313 353 462 484 336 462 387 267 468 304 352 393 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 64
updated Traci L.
Illinois
304 320 312 320 304 256 308 362 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 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
updated Vallery
Louisiana • Lap #2
257 185 245 276 233 373 310 313 289 268 385 399 288 192 166 336 232 294 325 294 308 272 362 306 375 206 98
updated Vallery
Louisiana • Lap #3
188 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

      Instructions and rules are found on the General Information page.

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