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10 years after introducing 43 Things to the world, we have decided we have met our last goal: completing the incredible experience that has been 43 Things. Please join us in giving one last cheer to all the folks who have shared their goals with the world, as well as all the people who have worked at The Robot Co-op to build this incredible website. We won a Webby Award, published a book, and brought happiness to a lot of people.

Starting today, 43 Things users can export their goals and entries from the site. Starting August 15, we will make the site “read only”. 43 Things users will still be able to view the site and export their content, but we won’t be taking any new content from users. We hope to leave the site up for folks to see and download their content until the end of the year. Ending on New Year’s Eve takes us full circle.

It has been a long ride (one of our original goals was to "build a company that lasts at least 2 years” - we beat that one!) While we wish the site could live on, it has suffered from a number of challenges - changes in how people use the site, the advertising industry, and how search engines view the site. We wish the outcome was different – but we’ve always been realistic about when our goals are met and when they aren't.

As of today, you will be able to download your goals and entries. See more about that on the FAQ page. Thanks for 10 great years of goal-setting and achieving.

- The Robots.

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Run a mile in 11 minutes


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utterlycorruptfor real b?

the four minute mile was a tough one, sure…the 11 minute mile is a stagger to the bathroom for a 90 year old with dementia…sadly i know a couple of em…but i beat em every time… 10 months ago

RoxaneDutchRun a mile in 11 minutes.

I did this together with my entire p.e. class. We really supported each other. Start calm and don’t give up after a couple of minutes! 11 minutes is nothing! We didn’t really prepare too, so if we can do it, you can too! I am not so sportive, so I run an exact mile and then lay down in the grass and didn’t move for a couple of minutes, bu some even ran more than a mile! You can do this too! 23 months ago


I have to do this in order to pass PE. I think I could I jusst havent tried. 23 months ago

Michal I can walk again...

i had an inflammation of my ligaments in my left knee since teh beginning of April. Yesterday I walked home from downtown, about 1.5 km and it didn’t hurt at all during the walk, or afterwards. Today I’m also fine.
I wonder if I should even try to run since my knee gets like this from time to time.

Comments? 2 years ago

sha10nta15 March 2012

Getting mentally prepared and healing from surgery. Can’t wait to take the first step. 2 years ago

sha10nta12 March 2012

The first day of the rest of my life! 2 years ago


I did it in 8 minutes 3 years ago

kmom2468I'm back to a 15 minute mile, but...

For a few glorious weeks, I was down in the 11-12 minute range. Maybe I’ll do this again some day. 3 years ago

_agent_47Not too hard.

I’ve kept myself in reasonable shape all my life. Army life definitely helped. My fastest time for 1.5 miles was 8 minutes 40 seconds, about 2 years ago. Doubt I could manage that now though! 3 years ago

TheDoctorGirlI have done this.

Now onto my infinitely harder (for me) goal of mile in five minutes. 4 years ago

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