One Week To Go

A week from now, thousands will be lined up on University Drive North in Fargo to run during the marathon. There will be plenty of pre-race nerves among those lacing up their shoes. Here are a few updates as race week approaches. Another internationally acclaimed runner is joining the field, as reported today in The…
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Runner Without A Cause

You hear about it with almost every big race – someone is running to raise awareness, donations or some other cause. It helps to motivate people to get out the door and keep moving. It makes running more personal, but not just about the person sweating and grinding it out on the roads. Maybe you’re…
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A Cool Tracking Tool

Verizon Wireless and Grandma’s Marathon have teamed up for a cool tracking system this year, one that will really catch on if it is successful. According to a press release this week, people can sign up through the marathon Web site and plug in either a cell number or email to receive runner updates throughout…
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Making A Name For Himself

An earlier post suggested that Fargo native Andrew Carlson has a great chance to make the U.S. Olympic team this summer. He’s put in a terrific year. Well, with the latest runners rankings of U.S. men out, there won’t be too many competitors taking the South High School grad lightly. The latest print edition of Running Times…
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Could It Happen Here?

An elite field of milers will toe the line Thursday evening along Nicollet Mall in Minneapolis in the Medtronic TC 1 Mile, with nine men who’ve broken the 4-minute barrier registered. It sounds like a pretty cool event – 2,600 runners are expected to run in waves (it allows the elite men and women to…
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Without Limits

For all those runners out there looking for inspiration, you might not want to pass up an event Saturday evening at the Fargo Theatre. One of Fargo’s local running specialty stores, Beyond Running, is featuring a showing of "Without Limits," a 1998 biographical film about Steve Prefontaine and Bill Bowerman. Here is a movie poster…
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