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100 Marathons, 7 Continents For Annapolis Runner

  • By Duncan Larkin
  • Published Jun. 20, 2013
  • Updated Jun. 20, 2013 at 11:54 AM UTC
Steve Niebergal will complete his 100th marathon at the end of this month. Photo: Baltimore Sun

He’s Maryland’s own “Marathon Man.”

The Baltimore Sun is shining some light on a deserving individual. His name is Steve Neibergal and when he crosses the finish line on June 29 at the Safaricom Marathon in Kenya, he will have completed something worthy of praise: his 100th marathon.

The 52-year-old Annapolis, Md. resident will also have completed seven marathons on seven continents.

He’s also completed a 26.2-mile race in all 50 states.

“I’m a very goal-oriented person,” Niebergal admits. This trait has paid off for him in other aspects of his life in that he’s risen to becoming the president of the Eastern division of Safeway.

“I always had a ‘bucket list’ goal to run a marathon,” he says. “But I thought training would be so intense that it would have to be a retirement thing.”

Niebergal has always been a runner. As a youth, he ran high school cross country and track.

He came across Hal Higdon’s marathon guide, which he says helped him with a 16-week marathon program.

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Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin is the news editor at Competitor.com and a freelance journalist who’s been covering the sport of running for over five years. He’s run 2:32 in the marathon and won the Himalayan 100-Mile Stage Race in 2007. His first running book, RUN SIMPLE, was released last July.

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