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Kenyans Elisha Barno And Jane Kibii Win Grandma’s Marathon

Kenyans Elisha Barno and Jane Kibii are the 2015 champions of Grandma’s Marathon in Duluth. Barno edged course record holder Dominic Ondoro of Kenya for the top spot in the men’s race Saturday.

06/20/2015

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Former Olympian Offers Tips For Grandma’s Marathon Runners

The 39th annual Grandma’s Marathon is happening this Saturday in Duluth. WCCO MidMorning received some tips from former Olympian Carrie Tollefson.

06/18/2015

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Get Movin’ Monday: Using Songs To Pace Your Run

Want help pacing out your runs? Some studies show songs that are 150 beats per minute increase performance of the run by 15 percent.

06/08/2015

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4 Things To Know From June 3, 2015

The four stories you need to know about for Wednesday, June 3, 2015 range from rock-n-roll legends to flying saucers to running. Take a look.

06/03/2015

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National Running Day Returns For The 7th Year

It’s National Running Day! It’s the 7th year for runners to celebrate their passion for going the extra mile.

06/03/2015

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Man Completes Run Across Minnesota To Raise Awareness For Mental Health

A Twin Cities man accomplished a pretty remarkable feat Saturday. Julio Salazar ran across the entire state of Minnesota. He started his Break the Stigma run last Sunday at the South Dakota border. Salazar is hoping his run raises awareness about mental health.

05/09/2015

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Minneapolis Man, Colorado Woman Win 11th Fargo Marathon

The men’s and women’s winners of the 11th annual Fargo Marathon have crossed the finish line. David Tuwei led the men’s group with an unofficial time of 2 hours, 27 minutes, 15 seconds. Elli Peterson was the women’s champion with an unofficial time of 2 hours, 49 minutes, 13 seconds.

05/09/2015

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20,000 To Take Part In 11th Annual Fargo Marathon Saturday

Thousands of runners will be taking to the streets of Fargo-Moorhead on Saturday for the 11th annual Fargo Marathon. WDAY-TV reports that the marathon will feature runners from every state and at least seven countries.

05/08/2015

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Minn. Mother’s Mission To Help Moms Get Back Into Running

Finding time to run or do any sort of workout can be difficult for any mom, especially when you’re a mother of three, like Dawn Alstatt. Now, she is making it her mission to help new moms return to running.

05/08/2015

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Gophers Need To Make Badgers A Passing Team

It’s the kind of week Gopher fans have waited for: A big game that has Big Ten, national implications and, oh yeah, the opponent happens to be Wisconsin. It’s the battle of the running backs – sort of.

11/25/2014

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Man Runs Consecutive Marathons In Mankato

Minnesota had another weekend of good running weather, which made for perfect conditions in Mankato. For most runners, finishing a marathon just once is good enough for a bucket list, but one bold runner decided 26.2 miles just wasn’t enough.

10/20/2014

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Study: People Drink Less Soda When They See What It Takes To Walk Off

We’ve heard plenty of studies already about soda and how it’s harmful to our health. But that isn’t keeping many Americans from drinking it.

10/20/2014

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Big Marathon Weekend In Twin Cities Wraps Up

It’s the one day thousands of people circle on their calendars. The Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon draws thousands of runners and non-runners to the metro for a big weekend each fall.

10/05/2014

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Good Question: Are Marathons Bad For Our Health?

This coming Monday, you might see a few of your co-workers limping around the office after almost 12,000 people lace up for this Sunday’s Twin Cities Marathon — 26.2 miles that circle around Minneapolis and St. Paul. As one marathoner who’s competed in the past put it, “My muscles, my legs, my calves … felt like crap.”

10/02/2014

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MN Cancer Patient Who Ran Boston Marathon Dies

A Minnesota woman who returned this year to finish the Boston Marathon despite her battle with cancer has died. Elinor Scott-Sutter had nearly finished the marathon in 2013 when two pressure cooker bombs exploded, killed three people and injured dozens of others.

09/16/2014

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Blind Grandpa Running 11,000 Miles To Help Granddaughter

At age 62, retired and blind, David Kuhn isn’t your average long distance runner. But he’s averaging about 20 miles each day as he crisscrosses the country promoting a cause, in hopes of finding a cure.

08/18/2014

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6 Sexy Outfits Worn By Runner Maggie Vessey That Will Pique Interest In Track

The 6 reasons you just may become a track fan yet.

06/30/2014

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Kenyan Wins Grandma’s Marathon In Record Time

A 26-year-old Kenyan runner has set a record at Grandma’s Marathon, beating the previous mark by 31 seconds. A Minneapolis Star Tribune report says Dominic Ondoro finished in an unofficial time of 2 hours, 9 minutes, 6 seconds. He beat second-place finisher Christopher Kipyego by 2 minutes, 51 seconds.

06/21/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee 4-21-14

Mike Lynch singing Karaoke during Mike Max’s Sports Segment. That and other highlights are here on the Podcast Page. Click the above link to listen back.

04/21/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: The Morning News With Dave Lee 4-15-14

Governor Dayton talks with Dave Lee….to hear that conversation and others from today, Click the link above!

04/15/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: 4-3-14 The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee

Miss something from today? Click on the link above to listen back to podcasts from today’s show!

04/03/2014

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One Step At A Time: The Fastest Freshman Ever Looks To The Future

This time of year, it’s a perfect day for a run…indoors. But when there’s as much at stake as there is for Eli Krahn, you don’t take days off.

03/28/2014

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ASPIRE Athlete Of The Week For Nov. 8: Obsa Ali

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.

11/08/2013

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For 2nd Time, Dayton Backs Clinton For President

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is joining those urging former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to try for the presidency in 2016. Dayton on Thursday signed onto the “Ready for Hillary” group that is trying to lay the groundwork for a Clinton campaign. She hasn’t said whether she will make a second try for the White House.

11/07/2013

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Peterson Aims To Look Like 2012 Version Against Packers

Adrian Peterson carried the ball only 23 times in Minnesota’s last two games. He didn’t complain to the coaches this week about the play calls, though. “I don’t think I had to,” Peterson said.

10/24/2013

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