A Few More Thoughts On Fargo

One of the highlights I failed to mention in a post Saturday on the Fargo Marathon were the finisher medals. Talk about some heavy medal. The half and full marathon medals are huge, and I was surprised at how hefty they were. And thankfully they didn’t use the art from the poster, so everyone who…
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Post-race Party

The scene at The Hub on Saturday wasn’t too different than what it is most weekend nights there. It was packed and a lot was going on, which you’d expect with five different "bar" areas inside. It was good to see other runners out celebrating their personal victories in the day’s races. But it was…
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Marathon Numbers – And Weather Stats

Now that all the races are officially over, here’s a look at some of numbers. The totals are based on finishers and not the number of overall participants, as many may have dropped out or didn’t show. According to onlineraceresults.com: 5K: 7,523 (4,610 women, 2,840 men) Average time: 1:31:13 Half marathon: 3,682 (2,138 women, 1,520…
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Carlson Falls Short

Andrew Carlson placed 13th at the Healthy Kidney 10K run in New York’s Central Park on Saturday, and placed second among U.S. runners, one place behind Luke Humphrey. At the pre-race news conference, Carlson said he had been sick for much of the past month and struggling to finish workouts. He finished with a time…
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What A Race…

How will the 2008 version of the Fargo Marathon be remembered? Everyone will have their own take on it but from the comments I heard around the Fargodome afterward, it was a great race. And how about the weather? Ideal race conditions at the start helped kick off the race in grand style, with the…
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Ins And Outs Of Expo

Hundreds of people were milling around the Fargodome today as the marathon’s Health Expo welcomed runners. The setup is definitely easy, and there are plenty of vendors willing to take your money. It was a good scene and I’m sure it will be packed by this evening, as thousands make their way to pick up…
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