David Holmen

David Holmen

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46
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David Holmen is a retired software engineer. He lives in Eagan, MN with his wife Deb. David and Deb don't have any children. David has been running marathons since 1983. He started out running one or two a year. In 1998, he set a goal of running marathons in every U.S. state. After completing that goal in 2010, he set the bar a little higher. He repeated eight states to get times under four hours, becoming the 17th 50sub4 finisher. Since then, he's set the bar higher still, qualifying for the Boston Marathon in all 50 states plus DC. It wasn't until 2010, after finishing his first 50 states circuit, that David ran his first international marathon. He couldn't resist running in the Athens Classic Marathon when they were celebrating the 2,500 year anniversary of the Battle of Marathon. Since then, he's added a few new countries each year. He's run marathons in 42 countries on five continents. David has run over 450 marathons or ultras, running Boston qualifying times in roughly one third of his marathons. David is "old-school," setting time goals in most of his races. He likes to bring his best efforts to international races. David's marathon PR is 2:58. His ultramarathon PRs include 50 miles in 7:24, 100 miles in 18:09 and 124.81 miles in 24 hours.  David also sometimes race-walks marathons.  His PR for walking a marathon is 4:39. Deb doesn't run, but often volunteers at races where David is running.

7 Continents Completed: Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Europe, North America, Oceania, South America

46 Countries Completed:

  • Antarctica Antarctica
  • Austria Austria
  • Bahamas Bahamas
  • Belgium Belgium
  • Belize Belize
  • Bermuda Bermuda
  • Brazil Brazil
  • Canada Canada
  • Cayman Islands Cayman Islands
  • Costa Rica Costa Rica
  • Cuba Cuba
  • Czech Republic Czech Republic
  • Denmark Denmark
  • England England
  • Estonia Estonia
  • Finland Finland
  • France France
  • Germany Germany
  • Greece Greece
  • Holy See (Vatican City State) Holy See (Vatican City State)
  • Hong Kong Hong Kong
  • Hungary Hungary
  • Iceland Iceland
  • Ireland Ireland
  • Italy Italy
  • Jamaica Jamaica
  • Japan Japan
  • Mexico Mexico
  • Myanmar Myanmar
  • Netherlands Netherlands
  • New Zealand New Zealand
  • Norway Norway
  • Poland Poland
  • Portugal Portugal
  • Scotland Scotland
  • Singapore Singapore
  • Slovakia Slovakia
  • South Africa South Africa
  • Spain Spain
  • Sweden Sweden
  • Switzerland Switzerland
  • Thailand Thailand
  • Turkey Turkey
  • Turks and Caicos Islands Turks and Caicos Islands
  • United States United States
  • Wales Wales