Mike Wilson Crosses the Mississippi River

The Illinois-Iowa Border – Mike Wilson dodged several tornadoes last week in Iowa as he excitedly crossed the Mississippi River at Clinton, IA, into Illinois, roughly halfway across the country on his Run Across America. Mike is running across America from Oregon to...

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Mike Wilson’s New Shoes Arrive

AMES, IA – Mike Wilson got a new pair of Hoka running shoes in the mail, but must wait to get his new running stroller down the road. “I’m so happy to have new shoes,” he said. The old ones felt like “I was running barefoot on the pavement.” It had a hole that...

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Mike Wilson Needs New Shoes

WESTERN IOWA – Mike Wilson needs a new pair of running shoes and a new running stroller. Replacements for both items, essential to his Run Across America, were mailed to him at a post office in Columbus, NE. But when he arrived in the eastern Nebraska city, the post...

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Mike Wilson Runs Toward Iowa

NEBRASKA-IOWA BORDER – Mike Wilson this week ran beyond satellite coverage. In eastern Nebraska, headed for Iowa, the personal trainer running across America to raise money for his two favorite charities, was beyond the range of cell towers. The Town Common will catch...

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Mike Wilson Runs Historic Highway

NORTH PLATTE, NE – As Mike Wilson ran across central Nebraska last week in heats that topped the high 90s and low 100s, the members of the Newburyport Waterfront Trust began discussing how the city might greet him as he crosses the finish line of his 3,000-mile trek...

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Mike Wilson Running Across Nebraska

SIDNEY, NE – When Mike Wilson was in the first grade, he made a friend, Rhea, who shared the same birthday in January. Fast forward 20 plus years and Rhea’s parents. who live in Pine Bluffs, WY, drove about 60 miles to Nebraska to bring Mike water and sports drinks to...

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Mike Wilson Is Headed Into Cowboy Country

RAWLINS, WY – The owner of the Sunset Inn in Wamsutter, WY, gave Mike Wilson a free room for the night when he heard Mike’s story about his running across America to raise money for two worthy charities in Massachusetts and California.  Mike, a professional trainer in...

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Mike Wilson Touches Lives Wherever He Runs

One Step At A Time ROCK SPRINGS, WY -- Mike Wilson started his Run Across America raising money for Lucy’s LoveBus in Amesbury and all the cancer victims and their families that it helps. But the personal trainer is also inspiring people he meets along the 3,000-mile...

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Mike Wilson Takes on the Rockies

ROCKY MOUNTAINS – JackRabbit Newburyport, one of Mike Wilson’s supporters on his Run Across America, has a new game. It’s called Where’s Mike Wednesday. When the Town Common caught up with Mike over the weekend, he was running through the Rocky Mountains, topping...

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