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.
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.
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.
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.
As thousands of runners from across the country take part in this weekend’s 32nd Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon, for one runner, the marathon isn’t as important as the 5K she’s running the day before.
It’s down to the wire for those participating in the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon, with just over one week until the big race. People have been preparing and training for a long time, and you’d hate to mess up your training so close to race day.
Running is something most do for different reasons. Whether you want to lose a couple of pounds or test yourself somewhere like the Twin Cities Marathon, you want to hit your stride the right way.
The Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon is less than two weeks away. Though the presumption is that you need to really loosen the purse strings to buy the appropriate pieces of clothing for running, the truth is that you don’t need to spend a lot of money to get the right kind of gear.
The Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon is less than two weeks away, and all this week we’ll be giving tips to help you make sure you’re ready to run. You may think running a marathon is just about running, but there’s actually much more that goes into it.
Family, friends and teammates remembered the life of a college athlete killed in a tragic accident. Phillip LaVallee was a cross country and track star at Monticello High School and was heading into his sophomore year at South Dakota State. The 19-year-old was hit and killed last month while out on a training run, three miles from his parents’ home in Otsego.
Dozens of women and men will lace up their shoes and do a 25-yard dash to raise thousands of dollars for charity. OK, so running a 25-yard dash sounds like no big deal, right? It’s a little harder to do when you’re wearing high heels.
Republican State Senator John Pederson has joined the race to try to succeed Congresswoman Michele Bachmann in Minnesota’s 6th District. “I have very strong beliefs about the future of our country,” Pederson said. “I believe I have the qualifications that will enable me to effectively represent the interests of the people in the 6th Congressional District.”
A man runs 25 mph on a treadmill….is it enough to win THE SMACK DOWN?
Outgoing U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota is not ruling out a possible return to public office. Bachmann gave her first interview Thursday night since her surprise announcement last week that she won’t seek re-election. The tea party favorite told Sean Hannity of Fox News Channel that she might run again for public office, but gave no specifics.