Elaine Doll-Dunn
Elaine Doll-Dunn
(In Panama on 60th Birthday)

Marathon Runner

"You have to forget your last marathon before you try another. Your mind can't know what's coming." Frank Shorter

Elaine has been running for about 30 years, compiling over 42,000 miles, well over 100 marathons, 3 ultras, All 50 states and the District of Columbia, 5 continents, 2 mountains, and only 1 injury.

Elaine ran 26.2 Marathons in the year 2000, eighteen of them with her husband, Jerry Dunn.

October 9, 2004 - Elaine completed the Mount Rushmore International Marathon for the 26th consecutive year. A prodigious achievement!

Elaine appeared in the Real Runners feature in Runner's World magazine, April 2004. The title of the feature was Elaine Doll-Dunn, Superwoman. In the article Elaine stated concerning her life, "Some of it is uphill, some of it is downhill, plus there are sudden curves and the occassional speed bump."

Elaine is a member of the 50&DC Marathon USA.
States yet to complete are: Alaska, Connecticut, Delaware, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, North Carolina, Oklahoma and West Virginia.


"It's all about finishing. Five hours, five years, whatever it takes. Marathons have been a consistent part of my life for twenty-five years. Plan for, train for, get to, get done, get home. Goals and accomplishments, medals and places, states and cities, countries and courage. This was just one more finish line; a marathon of education."
- taken from the chapter One More Finish Line from Running On... by Elaine Doll-Dunn.

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"The starting line of a marathon is an interesting study. All types and kinds of people, a wide variety of pseudo humor, and myriad fascinating stories. We begin as a group of runners and finish as a family. People from everywhere, often veterans that are running the fifty states and DC for the second or third time! (I am still on my first time around, on state thirty-one with this one.) One of the participants carried a huge POW flag the whole way, I was happy just to make it with my water bottle."
- taken from Chapter 7 of Gotta Run... by Elaine Doll-Dunn.

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To book Elaine for a speaking engagement: edoll@rushmore.com

For Training Schedules and Coaching Tips visit the Marathon Training page. Elaine draws from her experience of coaching track and cross-country at both the collegiate and the middle school levels, plus thousands of miles of running, well over 100 marathons, and of course her "Elder Wisdom".



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