BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD NORTH DAKOTA Shoes for kids being delivered to local schools
Boxes of new Nike running shoes were delivered to seven West Fargo elementary schools yesterday as part of the Shoes for Kids program that will donate 1,000 shoes to 30 elementary schools in the Fargo... Posted on 8/16/13 at 4:01 PM
THROUGH THE LENS 26.2...A "marathon" of words!
I have photographed the Fargo Marathon for the last few years. The experience of quickly moving from location to location to photograph runners and the stuff they go through is amazing. What is more a... Posted on 5/21/13 at 9:54 AM
FATHER KNOWS LAST 2013 Fargo Marathon
I love running!
I love training! My body, mind and soul all benefit from having a steady routine. Training for races has been the one constant during the last four years that seems to make everythi... Posted on 5/18/13 at 8:17 AM
STAFF BLOG ADDICTED TO RUNNING New depths
The run started out easy enough, with a westerly breeze pushing us along the rolling gravel roads. The earthen tones of the landscape, left bare after a rapid melt, stripped away the snow, casting a l... Posted on 4/30/13 at 4:55 AM
The crowd in the Fargodome was on its feet shortly after 10:30 this morning, cheering on the 2009 Fargo Marathon champion, Pete Gilman. Gilman, of Rochester, Minn., clocked a time of 2:24:33 to win the marathon. The Kenyan runners were shortly behind him.
Chris Erichsen, just one year removed from St. John's University (Minn.) and a second place finish in the NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships, may be finding the 13.1-mile distance to his liking.
Kurt Philion was a longtime runner, but he had resisted pleas to join his sister in running a half-marathon. Thirteen-plus miles was too far, he said. But sister Nikki persisted. So, he half-relented. “I will only do it if there is a good reason to,” he said. That good reason came Dec. 2, 2006, when hometown friend Corey Rystad of Red Lake Falls, Minn., was killed in Iraq.
Eric Sondag’s spirited charge in the final three miles helped the Grand Forks runner win last year’s Fargo Marathon — an event that is becoming one of North Dakota’s most recognized sporting events. The 2009 Fargo Marathon will take place Saturday, but Sondag won’t be able to defend his title.
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