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Five day Marathon kicks off in Dalhart


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By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD

The Dust Bowl Marathon Series will kick off the first leg of the event on Monday, March 18, in Dalhart at Rita Blanca Lake Park at 7:30 a.m. This event is creating quite a whirl wind of media recognition across the country.  The marathon is named after the drought which caused major ecological and agricultural damage in the Midwest in the 1930’s. The Texas panhandle received its share of the damage during this devastating time in history.
Timothy Egan, whose book, “The Worst Hard Times,” on the Dust Bowl won the National Book Award for Nonfiction in 2006. Patsy Lowe featured this book in a series of articles she authored in the Dalhart Texan’s Lifestyle section.
There are hundreds of these events that benefit many causes in the United States with documented numbers in to the thousands participating each year.  The Dust Bowl Marathon is one of the few multi-day series for the serious marathoners.  Multi-day marathons range from two to seven days and runners usually start each day running another marathon on the same course.

There are hundreds of these events that benefit many causes in the United States with documented numbers in to the thousands participating each year.  The Dust Bowl Marathon is one of the few multi-day series for the serious marathoners.  Multi-day marathons range from two to seven days and runners usually start each day running another marathon on the same course.