Two runners are nearing the finish line on a goal to complete a full, 26-point-two mile marathon in each of Iowa’s 99 counties.
On the way to Corning in the southwest part of the state, 49-year-old Dennis Lee stops at a sandwich shop to load up for a long run into a strong head wind.
“I’ll have a foot-long sausage, egg and cheese on flat bread,” he orders
The temperature is unusually cold for early May, and there’s a threat of thunderstorms, so Lee knows he’ll need energy.
“Typically we burn about 35-hundred calories during the run,” he says.