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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A Great Day To Run

We’ve been teased before with great weather, just to see snowstorms blanket the Red River Valley with six or more inches. More than most years, this one has really gotten old. But today, with a late shift at work, I had a chance to take a late morning run. Less than a mile into my…
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A Few Numbers

A look at marathon statistics from 2007 shows that the Fargo Marathon, if it keeps growing at its current pace, could make the top 30 largest races in the U.S. sometime soon. The top 30 list from last year shows the Cleveland Marathon in the final spot with 1,989 finishers. A week ago, The Forum…
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