He might be relieved this was the final Marathon to Marathon

Heat stress was a problem for some runners at Saturday’s Marathon to Marathon, the 22nd and final race from Storm Lake to the tiny town of Marathon. Temperatures soared into the 80s sending one 60-plus-year-old man to the hospital via ambulance. Dr. Scott Wulfekuhler of Storm Lake checks the pulse of marathon finisher John Ledbetter from St. Charles, Mo. A record 550 runners participated in the various running events. TIMES photo by DOLORES CULLEN 

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