A Man Runs 50 Marathons in 50 States in 50 Days

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Sam Thompson of Bay St. Louis, Mississippi is running 50 marathons in 50 states in 50 days. Thompson is getting national attention for his efforts.

Thompson's goal is to stress the importance of continuing to help areas that were affected by Hurricane Katrina Today he did his marathon in Tallahassee.

Sam Thompson said, "People have just forgotten about the coast and Katrina happening and just kind of assume that everything is fixed, so this is my way of getting people's attention and saying hey there's still work that needs to be done."

Thompson's only has seven marathons left and is headed to Birmingham, Alabama for tomorrow's run.