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.
On March 18, 15-year-old Alec O’Connell was running with the Wayzata track team when he was hit by a bus near Plymouth Creek Elementary School.
Many runners are hitting the paths around city lakes for the first time since fall, and one clinic wants to make sure people learn how to prevent injuries before pounding the pavement.
Thousands of runners laced up their shoes Sunday morning for the 31st Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon.
A man who appeared to win the Sioux Falls Marathon was disqualified for running the wrong course, but he said he was not trying to cheat.
The early spring weather means more people are out training. In fact, more people are running than ever before, and with the sport comes some pain and serious injuries.
As the snow melts and slender blades of green grass begin to shoot up through the patches of remaining snow and small buds sprout on trees, a new season is slowly ushered in. Finally, spring is arriving.
More than 19,000 runners are expected to compete in the 30th annual Twin Cities Marathon.