For the 28th straight year, the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon has reached its capacity. Officials from event organizers Twin Cities in Motion say 12,200 participants have already enrolled for the race, which will take place Oct. 5.
Nearly 3,000 runners from around the state started Independence Day with the “Red White & Boom!” Twin Cities Half Marathon and Relay in Minneapolis. Only two runners got to do it as a team.
This Sunday, thousands will take part in the Minneapolis Marathon in both the full and half versions. One participant, Fadumo Mohamed, will be running to inspire others and change the perception of the typical runner.
Registration for the 38th running of Grandma’s Marathon closes May 31. As of Thursday, the annual Two Harbors-to-Duluth race had more than 7,400 runners in the field.
Thousands of runners finished the Boston Marathon on Monday, something that was taken away from many of them last year. Fifty-one-year-old Elinor Scott of St. Louis Park was just three-quarters of a mile from finishing her dream, when two explosions forced her off the course.
As the soreness sets in for Boston marathoners, so do the images. A few hundred meters from the finish line, a runner could no longer stand. Several others stopped to carry him closer so he could gain strength and cross the finish line. One of the helper is from Stillwater, and the moment so many are talking about is one which Mike Johnson never thought would be discussed again.
Minnesota is one of the healthiest states in the nation, and our cold and snowy winters don’t stop runners. There are some unique hazards connected to winter running that can cause serious injuries, even to experienced runners. Runner Jeff Dehler says his biggest concerns with winter running is slipping and falling on the ice.
Obsa Ali moved to Richfield from Ethiopia in 2007 to be with his mother. He took up soccer, a sport he had played. But the day he decided to run, he found out he had a gift. Ali had battled injury and the flu just a few weeks before the state cross-country meet. He was questioning himself, so his coach gave him a talk. “I just couldn’t do anything, so I was doing 20-minute runs every day. And then I didn’t know if I was going to get top ten, so my coach took me down there and then gave me this speech or whatnot,” Ali said. “My confidence came back.” Marty Huberty, coach of Richfield’s cross-country team, says his advice was simple.
Thousands of runners and spectators turned out Sunday morning for the 32nd annual Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon. After 2 hours, 13 minutes and 12 seconds, Nicholas Arciniaga crossed the finish line.
Thousands of people will be running the Twin Cities Marathon on Sunday. Some have done several marathons, but for many, it’s their first time. After months of training, the last day before a marathon is different for everyone. Mary Lunzer of Stillwater has her routine. “Go for a bike ride, have a nice dinner, go out for cocktails the night before,” Lunzer said. As runners picked up their race packets for the Twin Cities Marathon at the St. Paul RiverCentre on Friday, they were thinking more about dinner than running.
A ride down the waterslide at the Edina Aquatic Center is a perfect way to beat the heat. But this summer, the slides have seen less traffic. Jen Cirone of Minneapolis has noticed a difference. “It’s been a little bit slower, and usually I come at the very beginning of the season and I didn’t this year,” Cirone said.
The many trails and paths in the Twin Cities is a major perk for pedestrian and Minneapolis resident Garrett Peterson. “To me, that’s one of the huge benefits of living in this city, and in this neighborhood, is there’s so many things that you can walk to in this area,” Peterson said. But sometimes, when you get outside the parks, that can be a bit tricky – like on the Franklin Avenue Bridge in Minneapolis.
More than 40 Twin Cities runners gathered on St. Anthony main on Monday, jogging along the Mississippi River to honor the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing.
More than 500 Minnesotans were in Boston, to run the marathon. And some of them started coming back home Tuesday morning.
Minnesotans are known for being active, so it’s no surprise that out of about 27 thousand runners at Monday’s Boston Marathon, 539 of those registered to run are from right here in Minnesota.