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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Carlson Gears Up For Run

Andrew Carlson, the Fargo native and former U of Minnesota runner who has put up a monster year in 2008, says he’s been sick for the past month, hampering his training and race preparations. He’s taking part of the Healthy Kidney 10K in New York’s Central Park on Saturday, along with some other top-notch runners,…
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As Good As It Gets

As I’ve blogged before, I’m using the Fargo Marathon as a tune-up race for Grandma’s Marathon in Duluth next month. But I’ve been hoping that we’d end up with great weather in Fargo, at least just once, for this race. According to the weather forecast, this might be about as close as we’re going to…
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Big Numbers

It looks like Fargo has really embraced this whole running concept. The marathon Web site says an "overwhelming increase" in participants has forced race organizers to put a cap on each of the races. While the marathon relay reached its cap some time ago, there are less than 400 spots left in each the 5K,…
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