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Heart of America Marathon, since 1960, held on Labor Day in Columbia, Missouri, Elevation 560' to 806'

Heart of America Marathon
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7-7-70 Hal Higdon on HOA and his 70th birthday quest to run seven marathons in seven months, to raise $700,000 for charity.
One from the Heart written by Hal Higdon, after the 25th anniversary running of the HOA marathon.
The Marathon Guide runner comments section
May 2007 Bill Clark interview with Simon Rose of KFRU (mp3 format) part 1 part 2 part 3 part 4
July 2009 Joe Schroeder interview with Simon Rose of KFRU (mp3 format) part 1 part 2 part 3 part 4
August 2009 Andrea Fisher interview with Simon Rose of KFRU (mp3 format) part 1 part 2 part 3 part 4 part 5
August 2009 Radio ad
August 2009 Joe Duncan interview with Chris Gervino of KOMU
Links to articles about the 2010 race
Missourian article about the 2011 race
Tribune article about the 2012 race
Photo gallery of the 2012 race (Missourian)
Missourian article about the 2012 race

The following are from the Heart of America statistical compilation produced by Joe Duncan

Foreword by Bill Clark
About Bill Clark
One From the Heart by Hal Higdon (see link in section above)
The Course
An Interview with Joe Schroeder by Joe Marks
The Perfect Marathon by Eric Bengtson translated by Dick Hessler
Multiple Winners
First sub 3:00 Females
Lou Fritz
Alex Ratelle
CTCs Best: O'Connell, Stonecipher-Fisher, Hessler
Wesley Paul
First female and the Phelps family
Multiple sub 2:40s: Cline, Curotto, Herbert, Chisolm
Dave Schulte Award and Larry Young
People who have run the HOA 5 or more times in a row (2016; .pdf file)
HOA Age Rankings (answers the question "what have the times been for all the persons of a given age?") (2016; .xlsx file)
HOA Age Records (out of date)
Various HOA Statistics (out of date)
2016 version of HOA all performances (.xlsx file)
Progression of Age Records (out of date)