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Credits Managing Editor: HeidiKellerMiler

Senior Editor: MarkC.Syring

Art Director/Layout Artist: JasonLehmkuhle

Advertising Coordinator/Sales: HeidiKellerMiler

Photographer: WayneKryduba

Results: JackMoran

MDRA Officers:

MikeIserman,President NormChamp,VicePresident KathrynBenhardus,Secretary JodyKobbervig,Treasurer KirkWalztoni,PastPresident

MDRA Board Members:

PaulArneberg,NathanCampeau, DarrellChristensen,NoelleFrost, KristinJohnson,MaryJohnson, HeatherKick-Abrahamson,BillKnight BillKullback,MichaelNawrocki, AndrewPlackner,MelissaWieczorek

CONTENTS President’s Letter

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Race Results

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Contributors

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Race Calendar

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Running Briefs News and notes

Tips for the Top Michelle Frey

Book Reviews Three new books

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Race Photos MDRA 15K Victory 5K and 10K

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Minnesota Mile

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14 Minnesota Legend The life and times of Garry Bjorklund

On the Cover: Dan Greeno wins the MDRA 15K. Photo by Wayne Kryduba.

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BY MICHAEL ISERMAN Dear RunMinnesota Readers, I begin writing this edition’s letter shortly after fin-

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2011 Victory 10K

A special ‘Thank you’ to race director Ed Whetham, MDRA office manager Heidi Miler, and of course to the many volunteers without whom MDRA simply could not deliver high quality, affordable events of this nature. So, Labor Day has passed and fall is now here. I’m sure many would agree, it is simply the best time of year to be a runner in Minnesota. The temperature is suitable for a PR, the fragrance of leaves fill the air and migrating Canadian geese fly overhead cheering you on. As you read this issue of RunMinnesota, many of you are probably putting the final touches on your preparation for Twin Cities Marathon or the TC 10 Mile. Another sure sign that autumn is upon us. Good luck in your race, have fun and I will see you at the finish line.

Michael Iserman,CSCS

President, MDRA Board of Directors miserman@comcast.net

P.S.: Remember to mark your calendar for the Thirtieth Anniversary of the Victory Labor Day Races on Monday, September 3, 2012. Perhaps next year, we will see 1,000 participants cross the finish line.

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ishing MDRA’s Victory 10K. This was my fourteenth consecutive year running the Victory Races, including the 5K, 10K and even one year taking on both in the double header. It has become an annual transition to autumn for me, as I suspect it has for many other runners as well. Every race has its own characteristic atmosphere, and Victory is certainly no exception. However, this year a few things looked a little different along the course. For instance, Webber Park, near the start and finish area, appears more open to the sky. Sadly, many of the mature trees that once shaded the park were lost in the May tornadoes that swept through Minneapolis. Another change of scenery, located at the corner of Victory Memorial Parkway, is the flagpole plaza and monument honoring the veterans of war. The granite memorial, renovated and rededicated in June, offers runners a beautiful and inspiring site as they pass by. In addition, the street down Memorial Parkway has also been resurfaced, providing a smooth asphalt terrain for race participants. Even the final sprint sounded different as the voice of a new race announcer welcomed runners into the finish chute. Despite all the changes, it was still unmistakably Victory. Another noticeable point of difference at this year’s event: more people. Yes, the number of participants increased this year to over 900 finishers between both the 5K and 10K. This was the largest turnout for the Victory Races since 2006. Leading the way in the 10K race was the men’s overall winner, Josh Moen, finishing in an amazing 29:39, and the women’s overall winner, Kristen Nicolini, finishing in 34:41. In the 5K race, the men were led by Reed Steele, finishing in 16:15, and the women by McKenzie Holt, with a time of 18:43. The Victory 10K certainly lived up to its claim as “Minnesota’s Fastest 10K” with five new Minnesota age records at this year’s Victory. Many factors likely contributed to the outstanding participation. Of course, the favorable weather played a role with calm, cool and crisp air hovering around 50 degrees under sunny skies at the start of the 10K. In addition, increased marketing efforts, such as Facebook posts and the new Victory Races website, also helped. However, more than anything else, the success of any well-organized race can be attributed to the hard work and dedication to those working behind the scenes on pre-race preparations and race day execution.


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Nathan Campeau began running in 1997 as a way to explore his new surroundings in Washington, DC. In 2003, Nathan discovered the beauty of the Minneapolis trail system while running the Twin Cities Marathon. A few months later, he moved to Minnesota and bought a house at Mile 15 of the course, and now he and his wife live at Mile 6. Last year Nathan competed in his first ultra, the Moose Mountain 50, placing fourth overall. Nathan is currently helping coach the MDRA Spring Marathon and Half Marathon Training Program.

Wayne Gilman is a superintendent for Crookston Public Schools and a lifelong runner. He was born and raised in the Mankato area. His wife, Jenny, is also a runner. Besides work and running, they both keep busy raising their two daughters. Wayne runs marathons, trail races and is starting to run ultramarathons.

Pat O’Regan is a runner and freelance business writer. He is a graduate of St. Thomas College and the University of Minnesota. Born and raised in Montgomery, Minnesota, Pat currently resides in Inver Grove Heights. He runs eight to 10 races a year, mostly 5Ks and 10Ks, with two marathons to his credit. He has also “competed� in three National Championships.

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Dome Running It is never too early in Minnesota to prepare and start to think about Dome running! Dome running starts on November 22. The hours are 5:00-8:00 pm, cost remains $1, parking is free, enter at gate D. The dates for the rest of the year are: November 22, 29, December 1, 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27 and 29. There will be more info to follow in the November magazine regarding the 2012 winter schedule.

MDRA Survey Recap

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You are an opinionated bunch. The MDRA bers are very devoted to the cause and as Board would like to thank you for your participation in MDRA members would like to see: a way to thank you and also kick off our the online membership survey, which we conducted to more gear, a better online presence and more organized runs (particularly 2012 membership drive we are offering find out what you value about MDRA and what we can trail runs) anyone who recruits a new member a free do better. MDRA members tech shirt. See the form We had 425 respondents. Eighty-eight percent were active members and 12 percent had let their memberships on page 2 for more information on how to get expire. Though several of the inactive members who responded said that they had foryour own MDRA member gear! gotten and would immediately renew their membership. As promised, one of the survey respondents would win a $100.00 gift certificate to their favorite store. This lucky respondent was MDRA member, Thomas Copenhaver. MDRA promotes membership and programming through many venues including this magazine, our online presence, at local running stores and races. But our most effective method of advertising is you. Almost 40 percent of all responLooking for a Thanksgiving run? The dents first heard about MDRA from a friend. In fact, 93 percent of respondents said they Drumstick Dash 10K offers MDRA members more likely than not would recommend MDRA to a friend. who pre-register by Oct. 31 a $5 discount. Join Seventy-three percent of respondents are extremely likely to recommend MDRA to a in on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 24, 8:00 a.m. at friend. Thanks for getting the word out, and keep up the great work. Lake Harriet for two fast loops. Race features Among respondents, the most popular MDRA benefits included the Running USATF certified course, ChampionChip timing Minnesota Annual, running store discounts, MDRA race discounts and this magazine, and long sleeve tech shirts. MDRA members RunMinnesota. Other benefits you would like to see include expanded discounts to other races, more gear must register by mail or in person to receive with MDRA logos, a bigger online presence and more organized group runs, particularly trail discount. Visit www.drumstickdash10k.com runs. I’m not sure if we can deliver on all of the services you want, but we’ll try our best. for more information and to download a mail in We asked you about MDRA sponsored races. These races include Victory, City of entry form. Lakes, Lake Johanna, MDRA 7 Mile, Ron Daws, Fred Kurz, Mudball, Mom’s Day 5K, Mississippi 10 Mile, MDRA 15K, Minnehaha Fun Runs and the Como Relays. While the two most popular races among respondents were Victory and City of Lakes, we received great feedback on all races, and we will share this feedback with our race directors so they know how much you value and appreciate their races, and provide speMDRA is seeking board applicants for the cific feedback on ways to improve their races. 2012 year. If you would like to run for the We received hundreds of great comments and suggestions. The comments ranged MDRA board or open Secretary position from the positive. “A great organization, with an affordable membership fee. Love it!” please contact Heidi Keller Miler at And “I wouldn’t be as successful in my running career without MDRA. Running is fun heidi@runmdra.org. The elections will take again!” To the constructive, “I’d probably do more MDRA activities if they were closer to place in the November-December issue of my home in St. Paul.” And, “More trail runs and/or ultras, please :)” RunMinnesota. There is a board application Thanks again for all your great feedback. Your input is critical to help us improve the on page three in the magazine. RM organization to better suit your needs. Of course, we need more than your feedback and advice. We need your participation in our races (either by running or volunteering), in our running groups (classes and free Polar Bear runs) and in countless other ways. MDRA is only as effective as the sum of its members’ enthusiasm.

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Tips from Michelle Frey

3. I love coffee and have at least a

Michelle Frey has a marathon best of 2:35:51 set at the 2006 Twin Cities Marathon. She currently resides in Minneapolis and is training for the Olympic Trials Marathon this January in Houston. She grew up in Iowa and ran for the Badgers at the University of Wisconsin. Michelle and her husband, Jacob Frey, are the co race directors for the inaugural Big Gay Race 5K on October 15. Michelle shares some of her insight on what she is focusing on leading up to the marathon and also some of her race strategy tips.

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cup every day. I also like to drink a cup before races for a pick-me-up. In order to benefit from the caffeine, I stick to decaf for a few weeks before a big marathon and other important races. Then on race morning, I really feel the caffeine. I like to split each race I do into three sections. For the marathon, I like to run comfortably hard the first 10 miles, progressively push the middle 10 miles, and race the last six miles all out. Breaking up the race helps me mentally get through the daunting distance.

5. During a marathon, I take a few sips of water at every water stop 1. Four weeks out from a marathon, I cut my mileage down by 15 percent each week.

2. I still do speed workouts each week to stay sharp, but cutting the mileage down freshens up my legs. Be careful not to cram in training the last month. It’s much better going into a marathon undertrained than overtrained.

regardless of the temperature. Your heart rate goes up as your body loses fluid, so it’s important to take in fluids when you can, even if your body isn’t craving it just yet.

6. Have a reward in mind, and treat yourself to it if you accomplish the goal(s) you set out to accomplish. You'd be amazed at how motivating a new handbag can be! RM

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Three New Running Books byWayneGilman

“Run” by Deam Karnazes, 15.00 As Dean Karnazes embarked on his cross country running adventure, his latest book was released. I must admit, I am a self proclaimed “Karno” fan since I have read his other books and attempt to keep track of his exploits. Dean Karnazes is the master of self promotion. While some are critical of the man, I am not one of them. Dean’s story has convinced me that human beings can run or walk without stopping for days at a time. Dean uses 26.2 chapters to tell his story for an obvious reason: the length of a marathon. Each chapter tells a story of running in Dean’s life from his perspective, as well as from friends and loved ones. The pain and challenge of this life is what makes living so worthwhile. Dean’s discomfort of choice is running. His writing style is one that I could follow effortlessly. He makes unconventional running extremes seem common place. His tenacity knows no bounds. I enjoyed his portrayal of solitude, amazing locations, humorous situations, brushes with fame and descriptions of some beautiful relationships. I am thankful for Dean Karnazes. While he may be genetically unique, he has made running marathons and beyond something more than a destructive addiction. I recommend this book to anyone who wants to escape for a while. Regardless of your goals and dreams, this book will inspire you to do better.

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“A Clydesdale’s Tale or How a Big Guy Trained For and Ran the Vermont 100”

“Relentless Forward Progress: A Guide to Running Ultra-marathons”

by Steve Latour, $15.00

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How does a guy weighing this much run that far? Is this story for real? Is this writing style exceedingly witty or just plain annoying? These were the questions rolling around in my mind as I read this book. Whether it is his strange affinity for wearing cotton socks in an ultra or his inability to see how his eating affects his running, I couldn’t stop reading this quirky narrative. Who can average less than 20 miles a week of training miles and successfully run ultramarathons, to include a 100 mile ultra? Apparently it is Steve Latour. Mr. Latour mixes self deprecating humor with testosterone infused claims of machismo. The book offers great quotes and good humor. The humor, puns and sarcasm left me wondering if this is more fiction than truth. He makes little attempt to seem credible. Steve just tells it like he experienced it. Some running advice made sense. The convincing pictures and the detail of his experience leave me to believe that he did all the things he claims. I would recommend this book even if it were completely made up and in spite of the over-the-top puns and humor.

“Relentless Forward Progress” is a book that is a must have for aspiring ultra runners and experienced ultra runners. It provides a comprehensive overview for running ultramarathons. The information is well researched and grounded in experience. Running an ultramarathon is not easy, but it is possible. If the percentage of Americans that have run a marathon is small, at one to two percent, then the percentage of ultra marathoners is probably less than one percent of that. Few marathoners ever run an ultra. Ultramarathons typically range 50 kilometers to 100 miles and beyond. This ultra running trend appears to be growing. This book tells you how to do it. Diet, training plans, technology and technique are all covered. Those that start running 32 miles or longer seem to come back to it again and again. I recommend this book for all runners. What you will learn will benefit your running no matter how far you run. RM

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The life and times of one of the Minnesota greats by Pat O’Regan

A fan of running could never forget the headline: Bjorklund Runs 4:05 Mile It was the fastest mile by a high school runner in the nation that year, 1969, and a Minnesota state record that would stand for 39 years. Competing against the terrific high school half-miler, and later sub-four minute miler, Mike Slack, Garry figured he had to go out fast. The first lap was in 57 seconds, the half in 1:58, the three quarters in 3:01. Later Garry would be told that he wasn’t a miler; he was meant for the longer distances. There he would leave his mark on running.

Twig Garry Bjorklund grew up in Twig, Minnesota, a town of scarcely 100 people, 17 miles out of Duluth. His parents, Wally and Ethel, city kids who wanted to be self-sufficient, bought a small farm just outside town and raised cattle, pigs, chicken, goats. And four kids: Garry and his sisters Bonnie (now deceased), Joy and Gay. He was the only athlete in the family. Running began for Garry, notably, the day, age seven, when he and his dad were watching the Millrose Games on television. Stirred by a woman runner setting a world record in the half mile, Garry asked his dad what he could do no one else had ever done. His dad said that if he ran around the house 50 times without stopping, this would be something no one had done. The idea stuck. Months later, now eight, Garry asked a friend named April if she would like to do something no one had ever done. April dropped out after a few laps, but Garry ran all 50 laps, without stopping. Afterwards, lying on the grass, he recalled the moment, “The feel of the cool grass, my heart pounding, I never felt so good in all my life.” Running apparently now had a grip on him. He began to experiment. He would call a friend, tell him he was coming over, and run the mile to his friend’s house as fast as he could, noting the time of leaving home and the time of arrival. PHOTOCOURTESYOFTHEDULUTHNEWSTRIBUNE

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GARRY BJORKLUND Proctor Starting in seventh grade, Garry rode the bus an hour and a half each way to Jedlicka Junior High School, which was affiliated with Proctor High School. In small schools, every male was expected to try out for a sport. Garry was more of a mind to go hunting after classes (though he never fired a shot; he didn’t like to kill animals). The other boys took strong exception to this independent streak. “They beat me up,” Garry said. This happened at the fall and winter seasons. In the spring, he tried track, but quit because he didn’t like the junior high coach. The next fall and winter, the same thing happened. “I was getting tired of being beat up,” Garry recalled, “so I went out for track again.” Luckily, this time, the number one Proctor miler, a junior named Bill Elde, took him under his wing. They ran together at the head of the team on long runs. Garry progressed rapidly to the position of third or fourth miler at Proctor, as an eighth grader. Interestingly, Garry was once required to run in a junior high meet. He protested this demotion by running the varsity workout by himself after the meet. It was a display of strong mindedness that would resurface throughout his life. Fortunately for Garry, the varsity coaches at Proctor, Jim McIntire and Chuck Rantala, were outstanding. They used the latest training techniques, studying Lydiard and Bowerman, and understood the importance of not overloading the runners. A runner would be in trouble if he ran a workout too hard. The training was based on the fartlek technique (long runs at varying speeds, placing stress on both the aerobic and anaerobic systems) and a lot of hill work. The hills of Duluth became Garry’s friends. Garry would follow the principles of training he learned at Proctor throughout his career. He still has the one page training outline he followed for years. At the end of eighth grade, Garry ran the mile in 4:30 something. In ninth grade, he took third in the state, running 4:19. In tenth, eleventh and twelfth grades, he ran, respectively, 4:14, 4:09 and 4:05, winning the state championship. In his junior and senior years, he won the state cross country meet.

University of Minnesota As a ninth grader, at the state meet, Garry was introduced to Roy Griak, the coach of the University of Minnesota track and cross coun-

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try teams. One can guess that the coach had his eye on the promising young runner throughout his high school career. In Garry’s senior year, he received a letter from Coach Griak every week. On the recruiting trip, Garry told the Coach that hills were his friends. So they drove to every notable hill in the Twin Cities. On a visit to Twig, the Coach told Ethel he would treat his young charge like a son. That settled it. After selecting the Garry battles Steve Prefontaine at the 1971 University, Garry received a NCAA Cross Country meet letter from Coach Griak that ended with the proviso, “I hope you’re good enough to make Prefontaine. They would compete many the team.” He upped his mileage from 35 to 40 times. “He was a great guy,” Garry said. “I miles per week to 100. loved running against him and traveling [to Garry’s running career at the University meets] with him.” started out with a bang. Of the seven Big Ten The first time they met, at the freshman Championship rings he would win, the first national championship, Prefontaine, probably came in cross country in his freshman year. knowing of Garry, instigated a conversation Later that year, he would win the Big Ten two with him. The talk was long and friendly. “That mile indoor championship and, in outdoor was Pre,” Garry recalled, “He was murder on track, the one and three mile championships. the track, but three steps after the race, it was, The cross country team in Garry’s fresh‘Let’s go have a beer.’” man year was close and multi-talented. To The mark of greatness in running, Garry this day the names are known to many: Page, said, and he’s run against a number of them like Timm, Daly, Hanley and others. Led by Frank Shorter, Lasse Viren, Bill Rodgers and Bjorklund, Timm and Page, that team won the Prefontaine, is that it does not matter how hard Big Ten Championship, with the lowest score you push them, they always have another gear. in 45 years. Garry’s relationship to Coach Griak resGarry would run stride for stride, and often onated throughout the long interview with on their own, with Don Timm, who was one of Garry. His bond to the Coach is deep and fired the best steeplechasers in the country. The with gratitude. Any father and son would be two friends would hammer each other on the blessed to be so close, both in the days of athhills of Minneapolis. leticism and down through the years since. In the national meets that freshman year, Indeed, as Garry pointed out, Coach Griak Garry was sixth in cross country, fourth in the has been a second father to a myriad of athtwo mile indoors and second in the three mile letes, and his relationship with many continoutdoors. In the latter race, he was run down by ues long after their athletic days are over. another runner, of the same age: the great Steve As a sophomore, Garry won the Big Ten Prefontaine. Both broke the national record. Cross Country Championship again. But then The following week, at the A AU he developed appendicitis and couldn’t run in Championships, Coach Griak talked Garry into the national meet. Getting back into shape, running the six mile race, a distance he had Garry won the six mile outdoor Big Ten never run before. Tired, Garry tired to demur, Championship. In a remarkable feat that year, but gave in. He was third, and thus, a member in the national meet, Garry, Don Timm and Tim of the national team. Heikkila, an outstanding high jumper, placed It must have been a heady time for the third in the team competition. young runner: on to France, from the AAU In Garry’s junior year, things took a hard house in New York City, for a USA-France dual turn, at the Millrose Games, no less, when he meet, then to Germany, Leningrad and snapped a bone in his foot. Thereafter, under Moscow for other dual meets. the stresses of running, his foot would swell. A rivalry developed between Garry and He tried to continue to run.

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GARRY BJORKLUND At a dual indoor meet with Northwestern University, Coach Griak suggested that the race be run clockwise to ease the stress on Garry’s foot. The Northwestern team was fine with that. Garry won the race, but the problem persisted. A doctor said surgery would correct the problem, but not to the point that he could run again. He was ranked in the top 10 in the world in the 10,000 meters. He had had the 1972 Munich Olympic Games in his sights. But the foot injury prevented him from even competing in the Trials. “I was so depressed,” Garry said, “that I wanted to die.” He discovered alcohol to help him through. Don Timm rescued him. He would come to Garry’s dorm room and say, “Garry, let’s go for a run.” Garry would at first demur. “Let’s go for a run,” Don would say, “or I’ll smack you.” “So,” Garry recalled, “I would squeeze my fat butt into my running shorts, and out the

program and, his foot finally cooperating, started running hard. By mid spring, he was running well. Coming back from a good meet, at the airport in Chicago, happening upon an article titled “BJ Thomas is Back,” referring to the popular singer, Garry, holding up the article, called to Coach Griak, “Hey, look, Coach, BJ [his nickname] is back.” Said Coach Griak, “Not yet, you’re not.” Garry won the six mile national championship that year. Jim Ryun, the great miler, was snapping photos of him as he crossed the finish line. Jim’s best time in the mile was 4:02.

Running on after the University of Minnesota Runners competed as amateurs in those days, and the life of a runner was hard. Coach Griak got Garry a job working at the University as a lawn mower mechanic. So, he would fix

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Garry and Dick Beardsley duel at the 1981 Grandma’s Marathon

door we would go.” They often had to walk back to the dorm. “I’m not a religious person,” Garry said, “but [on one occasion] I asked God to help me. I said he could take every title, every fast time, everything I had done, if I could just run four miles with Don.” Garry kept trying to get it back. He had been second in the nation in cross country as a junior. As a senior, he was second from last. Indoors was no better. Finally, Coach Griak told him that he had had a great career and could quit at that point. Enraged, Garry went back to his Proctor

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engines from eight to noon, and then take a nap on the floor of the locker room before training with the University team. Four days a week, he delivered pizzas until 3:00 a.m. He got in a long run before work or ran at night after delivering the pizzas. “I love running at night in the winter,” Garry said, “when it’s pitch black, frosty cold and the lights of the city glow eerily across the river.” Garry was determined to develop as a runner, and, yes, he did think, like any top flight runner, that he could be the best. He turned his attention first to the Pan Am Games in 1975. As a plus, the head coach of the team that

year would be Coach Griak. As Garry said, “I knew he’d be on call for the athletes 24/7.” Ethel would help him financially. To get ready for the humidity of Brazil, the site of the Games, Garry moved to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to train at Louisiana State University. The University of Minnesota had a connection to LSU. Coach Griak would take the track team there during spring break to train in the warmer climate. Garry thus knew Joe May, the coach of the LSU team. Coach May could not offer Garry a job or a living place. Garry would be on his own. The coach, however, did offer the chance to train the school’s distance runners. His pay would be one free meal a day at the LSU training center. He took the chance. Garry found the team’s morale and training to be in disarray. Applying the Proctor training program, he lifted the morale of the team, getting the runners to believe in themselves again and to work together to improve. Needing an income, Garry got a job as a waiter at an IHOP for 70 cents an hour. He later got a job as a waiter at a TGIS (Thank God It’s Saturday), which paid better, but came with a shift that ended at three in the morning and a six mile bike ride each way to work. When the Pan Am Games was moved to Mexico City, Garry needed to train at altitude. He contacted the only person he knew in Colorado, a state with altitude, of course: Ken Swenson, the track coach with the University of Colorado. Garry had known Ken, an Olympian in 1972 and the American record holder in the 800 meters, from various meets. Ken couldn’t offer much, but it was a place to start. He moved to Boulder and started running in the dry, thin air. He worked as a janitor. While in Colorado, Garry soon got to know Ken Sparks, a former elite runner and associate professor of human performance at the University of Colorado. Ken, who would become a life-long friend, offered him a place to stay, living in a trailer house with eight other runners. They ran like mad. “We pounded the roads like you wouldn’t believe,” Garry said. Under Ken Sparks’ encouragement, Garry joined the Chicago Track Club, which was led by the great coach Ted Hayden. He would keep that affiliation for the rest of his career. One day, in May of 1975, Ken Sparks, just returned from a USA-China dual meet, knocked on Garry’s door. “Did you hear about continued on page 27


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Dan Greeno, 23 Joshua Lablanc, 23 Jeremy Polson, 33 Josh Metcalf, 36 Ben Kampf, 24 Brandon Gleason, 25 Timothy Branigan, 23 Michael Bialick, 29 Jeff Metzdorff, 28 Aaron Beaber, 28 Matt Wegmann, 25 Kelly Mortenson, 40 Patrick Billig, 49 Matthew Reinders, 43 Evgeny Beletskiy, 25 John Leaf, 24 Thomas Tisell, 44 John Vandanacker, 48 Kyle Donovan, 25 Doug Keller, 53 Kim Robinson, 28* Andrew Sherman, 32 Timothy Wucherer, 23 Jason Quarford, 26 Bill Magdalene, 52 Joe Papin, 31 Peter Kessler, 49 Bobby Paxton, 54 Thomas Church, 29 Daniel Strike, 41 Lisa Dyer, 29* Hyun Yoon, 46 Brent Smith, 55 Christopher Coffey, 28 Darrin Diedrich, 46 Peder Nestingen, 36 Perry Bach, 54 Dan Morse, 58 Nichole Porath, 28* Marc Nosal, 45 Jon Anderson, 47 Daniel Church, 28 Thea Fleming, 28* Bill Krezonoski, 57 Margaret Landberg, 26* David Tompkins, 40 Kirt Goetzke, 50 Kevin Pilarski, 45 Amy Halseth, 41* Kraig Lungstrom, 53 Todd Sperling, 51 Matt Binsfeld, 35 Jim Clark, 43 Erin Ward, 36* Lori Buratto, 41* Omar Palacios, 28 Raymond Mitchell, 47 Sonya Decker, 45* Mica Grafenstein-Kinzel, 38 Mark Brose, 43 Willie Tibbetts, 40* Denny Jordan, 60 Mark Myers, 52 Michael Younes, 31 Mike Setter, 55 Madeline Harms, 25*

46:55 48:10 49:36 49:38 49:52 50:15 50:59 51:06 51:27 51:31 51:41 51:53 52:10 53:01 53:04 53:13 53:52 53:53 53:57 54:13 54:47 54:49 54:52 55:29 55:52 56:20 56:30 56:31 56:36 56:51 56:56 56:59 57:23 57:31 57:34 57:45 57:46 57:52 57:54 57:57 58:12 58:14 58:15 58:35 58:37 58:38 58:49 59:42 59:54 1:00:07 1:00:09 1:00:20 1:00:23 1:00:28 1:00:43 1:00:54 1:00:58 1:01:04 1:01:07 1:01:13 1:01:20 1:01:53 1:01:58 1:02:12 1:02:13 1:02:17

56 12 13 57 14 58 59 60 15 61 62 63 64 65 16 17 18 19 20 66 67 21 22 68 69 23 24 25 70 26 27 71 72 28 73 29 74 30 75 31 76 32 33 77 78 79 34 80 35 81 82 83 84 36 85 86 87 37 88 38 39 89 40 41 42 43 44 90 45 46 91 92 47

Matt Gehring, 30 Wanda Gau, 49* Jessica Pink, 32* Paul LaMere, 64 Jillian Tholen, 23* Dale Heinen, 55 Rick Hlebain, 60 Michael Nawrocki, 39 Jenny Wilcox, 36* Jack Ankrum, 59 Bill Atkins, 50 George Fulp, 50 Mark Klaverkamp, 53 Rick Strand, 57 Robin Balder-Lanoue, 42* Sharon Stubler, 46* Sue Abrahamson, 48* Kelly Keeler Ramacier, 49* Rebekah Metzdorff, 26* Brian Helm, 52 Jared Mondry, 69 Nellie Adams, 23* Julie Virkus, 58* Mark LeDuc, 56 David Martin, 41 Jody Zeleznikar, 38* Joelle Nelson, 43* Laura O'Brien, 25* Erik Linnell, 18 Eileen Moran, 46* Lisa Hines, 48* Mark Kuhn, 41 Joseph Thom, 45 Laurie Hanscom, 48* Michael Dahnert, 57 Andriette Wickstrom, 56* Winston Gordon, 67 Patricia Langum, 50* Ted Hewes, 49 Amy Clark, 47* Marty Humphrey, 47 Kelly Rogers, 52* Deb Humphrey, 46* Ward Lenius, 52 Stephen Robertson, 50 Jim Fethers, 57 Emily Therneau, 27* Andy Bjorklund, 28 Cicely Miltich, 25* Bob Gustafson, 42 Paul Ford, 68 Thom Weddle, 72 Joey Ferguson, 14 Hilary Young, 25* Brendan Dolan, 31 Richard Malecek, 58 Stu Clem, 67 Rachelle Barfknecht, 40* Steve Maupin, 60 Nancy Marquette, 53* Lori Ann Peterson, 38* Norm Purrington, 68 Gina Rockstad, 42* Maria Schilling, 38* Ashley Schulzetenberg, 28* Susan Haines, 51* Gemma Miltich, 21* Gustave Virkus, 61 Sara McKinley, 24* Gloria Jansen, 64* Darrell Christensen, 74 Greg Williamson, 55 Carla Lavere, 51*

1:02:26 1:02:29 1:03:06 1:03:10 1:03:11 1:03:28 1:03:54 1:03:58 1:04:25 1:04:30 1:04:42 1:05:02 1:05:07 1:05:18 1:05:39 1:05:49 1:06:11 1:06:23 1:06:33 1:06:48 1:07:08 1:07:25 1:07:30 1:07:46 1:07:50 1:08:09 1:08:24 1:08:27 1:08:33 1:08:36 1:08:52 1:08:56 1:09:42 1:09:45 1:09:50 1:09:54 1:10:00 1:10:14 1:10:25 1:10:35 1:10:47 1:10:58 1:11:05 1:11:14 1:11:23 1:11:54 1:11:56 1:12:03 1:12:31 1:12:43 1:13:24 1:13:27 1:13:32 1:13:37 1:13:38 1:13:43 1:13:48 1:14:02 1:14:33 1:14:38 1:14:45 1:14:46 1:14:50 1:14:57 1:15:10 1:16:18 1:16:22 1:16:48 1:17:12 1:17:29 1:17:33 1:17:35 1:17:45

48 93 94 49 50 51 52 53 95 96 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 97 98 66

Kris Kuhn, 30* Robert York, 56 Harvey Johnson, 70 Anita Baugh, 53* Gina Murphy, 46* Nadine Meyer, 45* Sara Justice, 33* Kendra Elm, 22* Thomas O'Brien, 23 Sam Bradley, 15 Constance O'Brien, 50* Marilyn Schnobrich, 69* Colene Erickson, 43* Kathleen Sprague, 20* Jill Kraemer, 20* Tamara Castasnias, 46* Rachael Theising, 40* Lauren Mathie, 29* Rosemary Harnly, 64* Mary Croft, 65* Sandra Dalquist, 70* Nicole Lynch, 38* Vincent Rohr, 67 Alan Phillips, 77 Kristin Nord, 31*

1:17:57 1:18:30 1:18:31 1:19:13 1:19:27 1:19:37 1:20:04 1:21:35 1:22:05 1:22:20 1:23:24 1:24:00 1:24:39 1:24:56 1:24:58 1:25:00 1:25:01 1:25:06 1:26:09 1:26:10 1:26:24 1:26:34 1:26:42 1:26:44 1:26:56

67 68 69 99 100 101 70 102 103 71 72 104 105 106 107 73 74 108 75 109 76

Amanda Symes, 25* Meghan Lardy, 20* Melanie Kudrle, 25* Dana Hallal, 30 Ze Zhao, 22 Blake Olson, 16 Kayla Ferguson, 19* Tony Ferguson, 50 Richard R Burch, 76 Wendy Linnell, 53* Jen Duncan, 32* Robert Schaffer, 68 Gary Berquist, 65 Frank Titchener, 49 Greg Prom, 80 Kristen Kinnear-Ohlmann, 35*

Judy Cronen, 70* Randall Bradley, 46 Rachel Javitch, 27* Paul Odlaug, 65 Janice Schulz, 51*

1:28:13 1:28:38 1:28:50 1:28:50 1:29:19 1:29:36 1:29:56 1:29:57 1:31:02 1:31:03 1:31:06 1:31:32 1:31:46 1:32:34 1:32:46 1:33:29 1:33:33 1:33:47 1:34:12 1:34:20 1:34:27

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AT THE RACES: R A C E  R E S U L T S Men 14 - 15

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Gabe Briseno, 14

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Men 16 - 17 77 Melissa Hoag, 33* 110 Jim Meredig, 53 78 Kathryn Benhardus, 64* 79 Kate Perry, 36* 80 Melissa Dawson, 36* 81 Emily Nitz, 26* 82 Sally Rubenstein, 55* 83 Laurie Olson, 48* Jessica Solberg, 25* 84 Susan Midthun, 59* 85 86 Samantha Walder, 28* 87 Jessica Miller, 19* 111 Timothy Sandry, 55 112 #674 113 Ralph Wilson, 77 114 Jamie Klemenhagen, 29 88 Heather Burt, 14* John Adams, 74 115 116 Todd Pook, 45 89 Sandra Bolich, 64* 90 Jennifer Kannegieter, 28* * indicates females

1:34:36 1:35:27 1:36:03 1:36:33 1:36:43 1:37:11 1:37:19 1:37:19 1:38:41 1:43:32 1:48:44 1:49:39 1:50:45 1:50:51 1:51:41 1:54:17 1:58:40 2:03:38 2:08:05 2:14:06 2:32:46

MHI 5K Open Men Leighton Becher, 18 Andrew Hansen, 17 Luke Nelson, 37 Nathan Porath, 28 Todd Beach, 46 Luke Blatti, 16 Mark Bauer, 29 Bill Anderson, 44 Preston Grundy, 13 Hunter Yerks, 13 Dean Anderson, 41 Tim Evavold, 51 David Haagensen, 41 William Boisvert, 48 Terence McCormick, 51 Robert Forcier, 46 John Schwarzkopf, 22 Keith Knutson, 55 Glenn Riemersma, 44 Kevin Schooler, 40

16:58 17:40 17:59 19:17 19:55 20:05 20:42 21:38 22:38 23:16 23:24 23:27 23:37 23:46 23:51 23:51 23:57 24:13 24:35 24:38

Maria Hauger, 17 Michelle Krezonoski, 17 Kim Krezonoski, 17 Emily Castanias, 15 Linda Green, 47 Kylie Anderson, 17 Mary Hirsch, 50 Megan Steil, 29 Katie Sharkey, 14 Whitney Nasca, 22 Joellen Evavold, 42 Christine Bent, 41 Peg Hayes, 52 Bret Kitner, 42 Casey Miler, 14 Dayna Bassett, 33 Julie Rohr, 64 Dawn Tucker, 36 Tasha Herrgott, 30 Renee Johnson, 42

17:24 18:59 20:09 21:31 21:37 21:45 22:42 23:06 23:20 25:04 25:05 25:36 26:18 26:20 26:48 26:56 27:22 27:58 28:11 28:34

Men 8 - 9 35 44

John Quimby, 8 Tommy Therkelsen, 9

28:53 34:16

Men 10 - 11 68

Donivan Wolf, 11

1:03:42

Men 12 - 13 9 10 39 48 67

17:40 20:05 43:43

Men 18 - 19 1 60

Leighton Becher, 18 Ian Linnell, 19

16:58 50:06

Men 35 - 39 3 27 32 43 46 52

Luke Nelson, 37 Patrick Rathmann, 39 Jim Gonnella, 37 Antonio Rodriguez, 39 Benjamin Kimball, 35 Peter Quimby, 38

17:59 26:55 28:12 33:41 36:49 39:00

Men 40 - 44 8 11 13 19 20 23 26 37 49 53

Bill Anderson, 44 Dean Anderson, 41 David Haagensen, 41 Glenn Riemersma, 44 Kevin Schooler, 40 Jason Ross, 40 Michael Westholder, 40 Mike Cavier, 43 Aaron McGuire, 40 Jeff Morgan, 40

21:38 23:24 23:37 24:35 24:38 25:45 26:50 29:49 37:29 39:01

5 14 16 28 33 51 56 63 64

Todd Beach, 46 William Boisvert, 48 Robert Forcier, 46 John Somers, 47 Jerry Pietz, 47 John Unverzagt, 46 David Hurrell, 48 Gary Schleper, 47 Kevin Schum, 46

19:55 23:46 23:51 26:57 28:15 38:38 43:44 51:43 52:13

Men 50 - 54 12 15 31 34 38 47 61

Tim Evavold, 51 Terence McCormick, 51 Kevin Harris, 50 Jeffrey Schwartz, 52 Buddy Gau, 51 Paul Jacobsen, 50 Bill Schleper, 50

23:27 23:51 28:06 28:32 30:12 36:51 51:37

Men 55 - 59 18 50 58 62 66

Keith Knutson, 55 Pat Samstad, 55 Jon Ward, 58 Joe Schleper, 56 Byron Bodin, 59

24:13 37:37 44:18 51:38 56:16

Men 60 - 64

Open Women 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20

Andrew Hansen, 17 Luke Blatti, 16 Evan Hurrell, 17

Men 45 - 49

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Preston Grundy, 13 Hunter Yerks, 13 Austin Miler, 12 Christopher Brewer, 13 Malcolm Snyder, 13

22:38 23:16 30:56 37:23 1:00:27

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32:48

Men 65 - 69 70

Gary Schott, 67

1:04:17

Women Under 8 107

Paige Quimby, 6

38:56

Women 8 - 9 25 117

Emma Snuggerud, 9 Lauren Kitner, 9

29:11 40:25

Women 10 - 11 71

Aili Barta, 10

34:46

Women 12 - 13 108 127 128

Kennedy Morgan, 13 Danielle Boisvert, 13 Isabella Swanson, 13

39:01 43:21 43:21

Women 14 - 15 4 9 15 37 38 60

Emily Castanias, 15 Katie Sharkey, 14 Casey Miler, 14 Lindsay Snuggerud, 14 Erin Schindler, 14 Brittany Peterson, 14

21:31 23:20 26:48 30:55 30:56 33:45

Women 16 - 17 1 2 3 6 77

Maria Hauger, 17 Michelle Krezonoski, 17 Kim Krezonoski, 17 Kylie Anderson, 17 Courtney Kueppers, 17

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AT THE RACES: R A C E  R E S U L T S MHI 5K results continued Women 35 - 39 18 24 28 34 39 40 45 49 64 72

Dawn Tucker, 36 Karma Unverzagt, 37 Lanette Horkey, 39 Maria Rippy, 37 Karen Schindler, 37 Lisa Westholder, 37 Jen Patterson, 37 Lorraine Mullen, 38 Sarah Rodriguez, 38 Larissa Barta, 36

27:58 29:04 30:07 30:53 31:03 31:05 31:29 31:50 34:04 34:47

Women 40 - 44 11 12 14 20 22 23 32 57 82 94

Joellen Evavold, 42 Christine Bent, 41 Bret Kitner, 42 Renee Johnson, 42 Heidi Quimby, 41 Heather Dawson, 40 Jessica Morgan, 41 Melissa Walter, 42 Rebecca Nelson, 42 Kara Therkelsen, 43

25:05 25:36 26:20 28:34 28:59 29:03 30:38 33:04 36:38 37:50

Women 45 - 49 5 35 36 41 51 52 53 61 63 69

Linda Green, 47 Natalie Boisvert, 47 Renee Burt, 46 Donna Leicach, 45 Annalea Helms, 45 Karen Wilson, 49 Terri Gens, 47 Elizabeth Peterson, 49 Gretchen Dargatz, 49 Rosalinda Foster, 47

21:37 30:54 30:55 31:06 32:15 32:16 32:33 33:46 34:03 34:16

48 59 68 79 93 111 113

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Mary Hirsch, 50 Peg Hayes, 52 Dorothy Whelan, 51

31:47 33:31 34:10 35:49 37:49 39:10 39:28

Women 55 - 59 46 65 105 123 138 150 164 169 170 173

Lou Ann Kotz, 56 Nancy Page, 58 Kathryn Wipperling, 58 Kate Blau, 58 Terry Nelson, 59 Maizie Kelly, 56 Linda Engelhart, 57 Kathy Anderson, 59 Jane Cahow, 55 Georgene Davy, 57

31:31 34:05 38:50 42:47 46:59 51:00 52:21 55:48 55:51 56:22

Women 60 - 64 17 66 125 132 166 184 202

Julie Rohr, 64 Annette Schroeder, 60 Linda Dostalek, 60 Kathy Furst, 61 Ruth Lange, 64 Barbara Andersen, 64 Carlotta Stomberg, 63

27:22 34:07 43:11 44:21 53:01 58:46 1:04:32

Women 65 - 69 203

Ethel Kay Livingston, 68

1:04:33

Women 70 - 74 178 198 200

Women 50 - 54 7 13 29

Susan Horsley, 50 Casey Kovacic, 52 Ellen Fastner, 52 Lisa Raddatz, 50 Jana Whear, 54 Shelley Dubois, 53 Carrie Kitner, 50

22:42 26:18 30:17

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56:37 1:04:28 1:04:30

Mora Half Marathon August20,Mora Open Men 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20

Steven Pekarek, 30 Marc Malinowski, 25 Hyun Yoon, 46 Randy Wiinanen, 56 Steve Mann, 37 Tony Nikodym, 17 Chris Humbert, 47 Kerry Rauschendorfer, 35 Larry Cerling, 61 Todd Sperling, 51 Kyle Willett, 28 D Scott Dibble, 45 Aaron Squadroni, 29 Daniel Hushagen, 30 Tim Hendrickx, 28 Erik Raivo, 27 Ryan Hinz, 26 Wade Weber, 56 Matthew Nikodym, 33 Mike Peloquin, 51

1:18:23 1:19:35 1:19:45 1:22:03 1:23:50 1:24:53 1:24:58 1:26:14 1:27:09 1:28:19 1:28:58 1:29:41 1:29:58 1:30:23 1:31:29 1:31:51 1:32:08 1:32:29 1:33:06 1:33:22

Open Women 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Jen Anderson, 41 McKenzie Holt, 15 Kristin Rognerud, 30 Karlee Cox, 18 Lynn Will, 37 Ashley Etinger, 12 Diane Laughlin, 47 Morgan Bellmore, 6 Dina Murphy-Bellmore, 39 Cristie Etinger, 39

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Grace Etinger, 5 Carey Venhuizen, 36 Danette Hellmann, 39 Kayla Cox, 20 Kim Nygaard, 43 Ann Robertson, 44 Brandy Blum, 33 Cheryl Bjerke, 45 Chandra Holt, 31 Chana Lennox, 38

1:46:15 1:46:33 1:46:40 1:47:12 1:47:12 1:47:15 1:47:24 1:47:53 1:48:35 1:48:42

Men 8 - 9 42

Matt Bellmore, 8

1:46:10

Men 10 - 11 40

Justin Etinger, 10

1:45:53

Men 14 - 15 32 84 121

Tanner Wetzel, 15 Lucas Gerads, 14 Connor Tennapel, 15

1:38:38 2:03:08 2:16:49

Men 16 - 17 6 83 99 142 143 159

Tony Nikodym, 17 Kory Sutton, 17 Derrick Stenstrom, 16 Austin Fessenden, 16 Dalton Folkema, 16 Grant Manley, 16

1:24:53 2:02:35 2:07:50 2:29:14 2:29:14 2:41:13

Men 18 - 19 86

Jacob Rajkowski, 18

2:04:04

Men 35 - 39 5 8 48 73 92 109 116 126 130 131

Steve Mann, 37 Kerry Rauschendorfer, 35 Matt Holt, 36 James Williams, 37 James Venhuizen, 35 Tony Wuollet, 39 Brian Carda, 38 Robert Allen, 39 Dave Tatro, 36 Jeremy Mikla, 35

1:23:50 1:26:14 1:48:35 1:57:21 2:05:04 2:11:06 2:15:06 2:17:53 2:21:38 2:22:44

Men 40 - 44

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AT THE RACES: R A C E  R E S U L T S 21 36 37 45 46 49 67 74 88 94

Kevin Link, 44 Todd Viegut, 42 Vince Gaston, 44 Omar Ansari, 41 Tony Lourey, 44 Travis Hanson, 40 Chris Thorson, 44 Michael King, 40 Gregory Olson, 42 Duane Olsen, 40

1:34:48 1:42:44 1:43:16 1:47:30 1:47:57 1:49:04 1:55:26 1:57:23 2:04:28 2:05:06

Women 35 - 39

1:19:45 1:24:58 1:29:41 1:36:15 1:36:33 1:37:02 1:37:44 1:45:24 1:46:53 1:47:59

Women 40 - 44

1:28:19 1:33:22 1:46:09 1:50:31 1:52:40 1:58:30 2:03:41 2:04:58 2:10:11 2:10:26

Women 45 - 49

Men 45 - 49 3 7 12 24 27 28 29 39 43 47

Hyun Yoon, 46 Chris Humbert, 47 D Scott Dibble, 45 Bud Brasch, 48 Thomas Peterson, 47 Brett Swensen, 47 James Fulton, 49 Todd Honstrom, 46 Keith Olson, 48 James Gordon, 45

Men 50 - 54 10 20 41 52 60 78 85 91 106 107

Todd Sperling, 51 Mike Peloquin, 51 Bill Tolo, 52 Gary Pesarchick, 51 Kenneth Hanna, 54 Mark Smith, 50 Duane Craker, 53 Jim Jones, 50 Kevin Clemens, 54 Jon Marlton, 52

Men 55 - 59 4 18 35 44 50 55 69 77 80 96

Randy Wiinanen, 56 Wade Weber, 56 Neil Soltis, 58 David Wicker, 55 John Paisley, 57 George Wallin, 58 Tom Schreiner, 59 Stephen Swensen, 55 Eric Anderson, 59 Mike Ingebrand, 56

1:22:03 1:32:29 1:41:43 1:47:08 1:49:16 1:51:59 1:56:12 1:57:53 1:59:22 2:07:47

Men 60 - 64 9 25 51 59 112 117 141

Larry Cerling, 61 Richard Rovang, 62 Dave Trefethen, 63 Mick Justin, 63 David Johnson, 63 David Heffernan, 61 Mason Hjelle, 61

1:27:09 1:36:29 1:49:29 1:52:35 2:12:12 2:15:15 2:28:24

Men 65 - 69 82 146 150 154 157 166

Larry McNichols, 67 John Skillicorn, 68 Myron Creager, 68 Bob Durband, 67 Leland Everson, 69 Hugh Hammond, 65

2:02:19 2:32:35 2:36:15 2:39:11 2:40:42 3:07:51

Men 70 - 74 151

Pat Brown, 74

2:36:29

Women Under 8 8 11

Morgan Bellmore, 6 Grace Etinger, 5

1:45:54 1:46:15

Women 12 - 13 6 125

Ashley Etinger, 12 Mariah Wetzel, 13

1:43:02 2:55:46

Women 14 - 15 2 80 81 93 123

McKenzie Holt, 15 Paige Larson, 15 Cassidy Carlisle, 15 Ashlee Forslund, 15 Kwanmanus Tadadoltip, 15

1:26:09 2:19:07 2:19:54 2:24:02 2:54:04

Women 16 - 17 48 55 62 87 131

Annika Bjerkness, 17 Lisa Nygaard, 16 Julia Johnson, 17 Josie Fritsch, 16 Kailey Berry, 16

2:03:02 2:06:26 2:09:23 2:22:13 2:58:55

Women 18 - 19 4 61 83 105

Karlee Cox, 18 Katelyn Hoyles, 18 Kirsten Montray, 18 Janna Jansen, 18

1:37:30 2:09:23 2:19:59 2:28:37

5 9 10 12 13 20 24 27 31 42 1 15 16 30 44 50 52 69 72 103 7 18 28 36 38 49 64 65 74 76

Lynn Will, 37 Dina Murphy-Bellmore, 39 Cristie Etinger, 39 Carey Venhuizen, 36 Danette Hellmann, 39 Chana Lennox, 38 Lisa Rauschendorfer, 37 Roxy Lukenbill, 38 Michele Leom, 38 Tonya Tepley Rabasco, 38 Jen Anderson, 41 Kim Nygaard, 43 Ann Robertson, 44 Jennifer Strautman, 41 Lorretta Wollin, 41 Wendy Hakes-Anderson, 40 Heidi Cox, 42 Lara Etnier, 41 Sue Jones, 40 Christine Woolhouse, 43 Diane Laughlin, 47 Cheryl Bjerke, 45 Shari Stamps, 47 Renee Bjork, 45 Sandy Roemhild, 46 Kristine Martin, 49 Julie Knochenmus, 45 Lori Lyons, 45 Kristine Oberg, 48 Deborah Bursell, 48

1:38:33 1:46:06 1:46:15 1:46:33 1:46:40 1:48:42 1:50:10 1:51:55 1:52:30 1:59:12 1:20:58 1:47:12 1:47:15 1:52:21 1:59:16 2:03:25 2:05:28 2:12:57 2:15:55 2:27:58 1:44:48 1:47:53 1:51:58 1:54:31 1:56:54 2:03:03 2:09:54 2:10:17 2:17:22 2:17:48

Women 50 - 54 75 111 116 143 146

Carol Fackler, 52 Karen Mecklenburg, 51 Elizabeth Gmerek, 50 Debbie Morrison, 53 Patty Eustice, 50

2:17:44 2:34:00 2:40:50 3:29:44 3:57:49

Women 55 - 59 26 120 124 133 134 135

Rosemary Lensing, 55 Susan Hjelle, 59 Susan FranceWeber, 56 Alice Pingel, 57 Lou Evans, 58 Mecheal Trupe, 58

1:51:31 2:48:04 2:54:59 3:02:26 3:02:39 3:02:40

Women 60 - 64 41 145

Sara Cherne, 62 Barbara Crawford, 60

1:58:24 3:57:49

MDRA Victory 10K September5,Minneapolis Open Men 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20

Josh Moen, 29 Chris Erichsen, 25 Erik Teig, 27 Chris Lundstrom, 35 Philip Richert, 24 John Leaf, 24 Nick Ross, 22 Scott Roby, 28 Patrick Billig, 49 Lance Elliott, 40 Gerad Mead, 32 Chad Bartels, 37 Kyle Donovan, 25 Paul Giannobile, 52 John Vandanacker, 49 Thomas Sullivan, 35 Doug Keller, 53 Anthony Orlando, 23 Pete Kessler, 49 Bill Magdalene, 52

29:39 29:56 31:21 31:30 32:06 32:30 32:36 32:54 33:05 33:48 34:00 34:12 34:16 34:17 34:19 34:21 34:27 34:40 34:46 35:05

Open Women 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Kristen Nicolini, 33 Katie Koski, 38 Rhiannon Beckendorf, 30 Megan Thomas, 27 Zoe Byrnes, 29 Amy Halseth, 41 McKenzie Holt, 15 Maria Allen, 26

34:41 35:50 36:43 36:46 36:48 37:42 37:51 38:04

9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20

Kaelyn Williams, 17 Kate Lovrien, 37 Bonnie Sons, 46 Emi Yasaka, 34 Julie Mocadlo, 28 Madeline Harms, 25 Wanda Gau, 49 Corey McClay, 28 Donna Philippot, 43 Ann Snuggerud, 43 Suzie Finger, 28 Sharon Stubler, 46

38:10 38:44 39:13 39:21 39:26 39:36 39:57 40:07 40:24 40:52 41:15 41:35

Men 12 - 13 266

Brian Paulsen, 12

55:06

Men 16 - 17 131 144

Trent Labarr, 17 Sam Renikoff, 16

44:27 44:59

Men 18 - 19 83

Alex Woo, 18

40:52

Men 35 - 39 4 12 16 33 38 44 50 70 93 95

Chris Lundstrom, 35 Chad Bartels, 37 Thomas Sullivan, 35 Neil Bizily, 36 Christian Hicks, 37 Eric Slagle, 35 Mica Grafenstein-Kinzel, 38 Steven Coon, 36 Marc Mortl, 36 Hans Dahl, 37

31:30 34:12 34:21 36:23 36:52 37:18 37:56 39:40 41:28 41:43

Men 40 - 44 10 24 32 40 41 42 43 47 51 52

Lance Elliott, 40 Scott Davis, 41 Daniel Strike, 41 Colin Gardner-Springer, 42 Troy Anderson, 40 David Tompkins, 40 Luke Peterson, 40 Scott Ramberg, 43 Martin Cassidy, 44 Jim Clark, 44

33:48 35:41 36:17 36:54 36:55 37:00 37:13 37:43 38:01 38:05

Patrick Billig, 49 John Vandanacker, 49 Pete Kessler, 49 Hyun Yoon, 46 Dave Marek, 46 Eric Porte, 46 Michael Moulsoff, 48 John Hopkins, 45 Kevin Pilarski, 45 John Heidal, 48

33:05 34:19 34:46 35:36 36:28 36:45 37:28 37:45 38:10 38:39

Men 50 - 54 14 17 20 34 37 49 53 54 82 84

Paul Giannobile, 52 Doug Keller, 53 Bill Magdalene, 52 Perry Bach, 54 Kirt Goetzke, 50 Rick Larsen, 50 Jeffrey Warshaw, 50 Melvin Alvarez, 51 George Fulp, 50 Michael Lawler, 50 Bobby Paxton, 55 Dan Morse, 58 Randy Wiinanen, 56 Jess Koski, 56 Dale Heinen, 55 Michael Bjornberg, 57 Mike Setter, 55 Dave Haley, 57 Dave Ottoson, 57 Mark LeDuc, 56 Larry Cerling, 61 Paul LaMere, 64 Denny Jordan, 60 Jerry Beutel, 61 Steve Maupin, 60 Dan Gjelten, 60 Arland Braaten-Lee, 62 Tom Hiendlmayr, 62 Terrence Hakkola, 61 Scott Charlesworth, 60

153 163 183 208 217 244 253 316

Thom Weddle, 73 Rick Kleyman, 71 Darrell Christensen, 74 Harvey Johnson, 70 Ed Rousseau, 71 Phil Erickson, 70 Roger Carlson, 70 Wayne Paschke, 74

45:50 46:31 47:30 49:35 50:04 52:10 53:26 1:10:30

Men 75 - 79 276 308 312 315 317

Richard R Burch, 76 Douglas Erbeck, 75 Ralph Wilson, 77 Pat Brown, 75 Ed Lentz, 75

56:47 1:04:12 1:06:06 1:07:49 1:10:36

Men 80 - 84 293

Greg Prom, 80

59:18

Women 12 - 13 132 133

Sydney Paulson, 12 Sydney Heimer, 12

55:20 55:21

Women 14 - 15 7 59 67

McKenzie Holt, 15 Claire Drysdale, 15 Casey Ross, 14

37:51 48:38 49:49

Women 16 - 17 9 104

Kaelyn Williams, 17 Annika Bjerkness, 17

38:10 53:27

Women 18 - 19 Sara Straskowski, 19

55:48

Women 35 - 39 2 10 35 54 65 77 79 96 106 111

Katie Koski, 38 Kate Lovrien, 37 Kelli Mutschler, 38 Leah Maly, 37 Sheila Becker, 38 Andrea Wackerfuss, 38 Elizabeth Johnson, 35 Jolene Chlebeck, 35 Kristen Kinnear-Ohlmann, 35 Calista Feldman, 36

35:54 36:09 36:53 38:32 39:28 39:52 39:53 40:12 41:16 41:17

Women 45 - 49

39:35 39:44 39:51 41:28 45:29 45:37 45:58 46:51 46:54 47:14

42:37 43:37 45:04 46:27 47:29 47:56 51:22 51:48 52:49 54:41

Men 70 - 74

Women 40 - 44

Men 60 - 64 68 71 72 92 150 151 156 169 171 176

Jim Graupner, 66 Winston Gordon, 67 Jim Heebink, 65 Nick Vanduzee, 67 Norm Purrington, 68 Don Dornfeld, 68 Olaf Lukk, 65 Eric Goullaud, 66 Steve Schroeder, 69 Herb Byun, 67

34:17 34:27 35:05 36:27 36:50 37:53 38:06 38:08 40:45 40:54

Men 55 - 59 27 30 39 57 67 73 74 77 89 90

105 116 146 162 182 196 229 237 248 263

144

Men 45 - 49 9 15 19 23 35 36 45 48 55 60

Men 65 - 69

6 17 18 23 28 29 39 42 43 64 11 15 20 21 27 31 44 52 69 73

Amy Halseth, 41 Donna Philippot, 43 Ann Snuggerud, 43 Lisa Burger, 40 Lisa Wacek, 41 Karyn Luger, 40 Kim Pease, 41 Jamie Nordstrom, 41 Cindi Matt, 40 Jennifer Fackler, 43 Bonnie Sons, 46 Wanda Gau, 49 Sharon Stubler, 46 Kelly Keeler Ramacier, 49 Lisa Hines, 48 Eileen Moran, 46 Lorena Byerly, 47 Julie Drysdale, 47 Sharon Roeske, 49 Jan Kihm, 47

35:50 38:44 44:41 48:05 49:44 50:47 50:51 52:24 53:33 54:01 37:42 40:24 40:52 42:25 43:19 43:26 45:38 45:58 46:02 49:42 39:13 39:57 41:35 42:10 43:05 43:52 46:27 47:52 49:52 50:21

Women 50 - 54 25 32 37 40 41 47

Leila McGrath, 54 Sherry Case, 52 Lisa Trainor, 52 Ann Wasson, 50 Nancy Marquette, 53 Susan Haines, 51

42:31 44:08 45:10 45:51 45:54 47:20

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Victory 10K results continued

Ryan Pettersen, 8 Gabe Wasz, 9

43:16 47:26

Men 10 - 11 62 74 84 88

Debra Wagner, 54 Mary Barrett, 54 Gay Eggers, 52 Sally Lederer, 50

49:02 50:27 51:21 51:54

Women 55 - 59 30 36 51 53 61 76 99 102 108 112

Andriette Wickstrom, 56 Barb Leininger, 58 Stacey Millett, 55 Kerry Krepps, 58 Sonia Jacobsen, 55 Susan Pokorney, 56 Patti Vitek, 59 Kim Dancer, 55 Ann Haugejorde, 57 Sherry Johnston, 56

43:44 44:50 47:51 48:03 48:46 50:36 52:48 52:57 53:38 54:02

Women 60 - 64 55 56 58 91 159 172 208

Gloria Jansen, 64 Diane Stoneking, 63 Carol Brouillard, 63 Kathleen Shea, 63 Becky Flory, 63 Kathryn Benhardus, 64 Mary Johnson, 62

48:12 48:21 48:27 52:02 57:44 59:43 1:09:45

Women 65 - 69 130 155

Rosemary Harnly, 65 Patricia Goodwin, 65

55:13 57:08

Sandra Dalquist, 70 Judy Cronen, 71

54:17 55:33

MDRA Victory 5K September5,Minneapolis Reed Steele, 31 Todd Hierlmaier, 32 Gerad Mead, 32 Kyle Donovan, 25 Thomas Sullivan, 35 William Sikorski, 41 Jay Nelson, 41 Daniel Strike, 41 Ben Stanley, 28 Dan Morse, 58 David Tompkins, 40 Aaron Squadroni, 29 Troy Anderson, 40 Tyler Kobilarcsik, 14 Omar Palacios, 28 Patrick Richard, 52 Aaron Hansen, 30 Todd Sperling, 51 Tom Woo, 52 Christian Oestreich, 32

16:15 16:21 16:52 16:54 17:09 17:39 17:58 18:04 18:15 18:17 18:19 18:23 18:28 18:37 18:43 18:50 18:57 18:59 19:01 19:05

Open Women 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20

McKenzie Holt, 15 Joelle Nelson, 44 Melissa McLeish, 32 Diane Urick, 45 Sadie Briggs, 35 Madeline Harms, 25 Ann Snuggerud, 43 Colleen McCann, 33 Jennifer Huelsmann, 42 Andrea Dube, 45 Elai Elaina Schellhaass, 24 Suzie Finger, 28 Laurie Hanscom, 48 Andriette Wickstrom, 56 Lourdes Norton, 33 Tammy Domeier, 44 Natalie Leong, 23 Maria Schilling, 38 Colleen Hellenbrand, 29 Wati Hlusak, 34

18:43 19:48 20:20 20:21 20:52 20:53 20:53 20:57 21:00 21:05 21:16 21:20 21:29 21:57 22:24 22:27 22:44 22:45 23:11 23:30

Men Under 8 217

Eric Fan, 6

50:12

23

Cade Briggs, 9

71 76 121 139 160 205

Eddie Cease, 13 Zachary Garvis, 13 Eric Heidal, 12 Austin Miler, 12 Alex Bruns, 12 Charlie Bassett, 13

22:03 22:11 25:11 26:28 28:34 39:20

Men 14 - 15 14 55 151 158

Tyler Kobilarcsik, 14 Nicholas Bassett, 15 Konrad Young, 15 Mitchell Humphries, 15

18:37 21:03 27:34 28:30

Men 16 - 17 87 89 134

Samuel Ross, 17 William Rurik, 17 Reid Pettersen, 16

22:44 22:58 26:09

Men 18 - 19 Joey Raymo, 19

19:45

Men 35 - 39 5 24 37 38 60 61 81 84 107 112

Thomas Sullivan, 35 Marc Wosepka, 38 Jason Phillips, 35 Steven Coon, 36 Mike Nixon, 38 Erik Larson, 36 Mark Slade, 35 Anthony Leong, 37 Elias Pastrana, 38 Chad Spry, 39

17:09 19:25 19:57 19:57 21:36 21:39 22:30 22:40 24:12 24:26

6 7 8 11 13 21 25 31 40 53

William Sikorski, 41 Jay Nelson, 41 Daniel Strike, 41 David Tompkins, 40 Troy Anderson, 40 Marty Urick, 44 Jim Clark, 44 Chad Kelly, 41 Eric Ealy, 43 Todd Viegutt, 43

17:39 17:58 18:04 18:19 18:28 19:09 19:34 19:48 20:03 21:00

Men 45 - 49 33 36 49 56 73 74 96 119 124 125

Raymond Mitchell, 47 Dave Marek, 46 Ted Hewes, 49 Donny Walstrom, 47 Stefan Pavlik, 49 James Fulton, 49 Todd Kalina, 48 Bill Rosati, 45 William Garvis, 46 Patrick Skinner, 49

19:50 19:57 20:43 21:05 22:07 22:07 23:28 25:01 25:20 25:21

Men 50 - 54 16 18 19 27 34 39 47 70 78 82

Patrick Richard, 52 Todd Sperling, 51 Tom Woo, 52 Kirt Goetzke, 50 Joe Sperling, 50 Keith Tufte, 51 Larry Freund, 51 Mike Amundson, 52 Michael Lawler, 50 Doug Zabel, 51

18:50 18:59 19:01 19:37 19:51 20:00 20:32 22:02 22:25 22:31

Men 55 - 59 10 41 43 51 58 72 91 100 103 104

Dan Morse, 58 Michael Bjornberg, 57 Dale Heinen, 55 Dave Haley, 57 Danny Hansen, 57 Robert Dedeyn, 58 Greg Williamson, 55 Jerry Gale, 59 Jerry Heaps, 56 Mark Yount, 56

18:17 20:08 20:15 20:58 21:31 22:03 23:02 23:38 23:45 23:52

Men 60 - 64

Men 8 - 9 141

25:42 31:41 34:47 35:50 37:27 40:38

Men 40 - 44

Open Men 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20

Alex McAloon, 10 Charlie Cease, 11 Luke Hauritz, 11 Danny Worwa, 11 Braden Wasz, 11 Randy Pettersen, 11

Men 12 - 13

29

Women 70 - 74 120 140

128 182 197 198 204 207

26:43

42 46

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Denny Jordan, 60 Bill Hansen, 64

20:14 20:29

68 93 102 106 111 130 131 133

Todd Grant, 63 David Schreiber, 64 Mike Mann, 62 Steve Maupin, 60 Terrence Hakkola, 61 John Naslund, 61 Dennis Johnson, 62 Jon Melander, 63

21:58 23:10 23:45 24:00 24:25 25:47 25:48 25:59

Men 65 - 69 118 129 132 135 137 144 152 162 189 191

Norm Purrington, 68 Rick Recker, 67 Paul Murray, 66 Harry Farb, 67 Gene Holen, 69 Alvin Larson, 68 Tom Tinkham, 67 Curt Hillstrom, 69 Larry Rolf, 67 Bob Stewart, 67

24:57 25:43 25:55 26:12 26:24 26:53 27:43 28:36 32:17 32:57

Men 70 - 74 98 138 147 212

Thom Weddle, 73 Harvey Johnson, 70 Phil Erickson, 70 Gary Frederickson, 71

23:33 26:26 27:11 42:22

Men 75 - 79 171 188 193 194 211

29:30 32:16 33:11 33:17 41:23

Greg Prom, 80 Duane Peterson, 80 Rogers Anderson, 82

31:45 33:24 36:11

Men 85 - 89 213

Jim Waterman, 85

42:50

Women 8 - 9 33 39 132

Lauren McCollor, 8 Emma Snuggerud, 9 Kiana Fan, 8

25:38 26:31 41:53

Women 10 - 11 36 46 52

Paige McAloon, 10 Naomi Brenden, 11 Mara McCollor, 10

25:52 27:07 28:18

Women 12 - 13 80

McKenna Togstad, 13

30:48

Women 14 - 15 1 22 32 74 105

McKenzie Holt, 15 Reyna Gutierrez, 15 Eva Pettersen, 14 Holly O'Brien, 15 Leah Althaus, 14

18:43 23:40 25:34 30:00 33:33

Women 16 - 17 35 43

Krystal Kraemer, 17 Sarah Skinner, 17

25:49 26:47

Women 35 - 39 5 18 23 37 40 48 55 60 68 87

Sadie Briggs, 35 Maria Schilling, 38 Amy Lake, 35 Andrea Wackerfuss, 38 Lisa Valdez, 38 Rachel Mahon Bosman, 36 Kristen McAloon, 35 Kelley Parker, 37 Anne Baumtrog, 39 Sarah Helland, 36

20:52 22:45 23:45 26:01 26:34 27:31 28:25 28:40 29:12 31:03

Women 40 - 44 2 7 9 16 21 27 38 44 64 65

Joelle Nelson, 44 Ann Snuggerud, 43 Jennifer Huelsmann, 42 Tammy Domeier, 44 Diane Hopkins, 44 Sarah Johnson, 41 Roshini Rajkumar, 40 Kira Pippert, 40 Christine Bruns, 43 Kelly Tabara, 42

19:48 20:53 21:00 22:27 23:40 24:12 26:02 26:51 28:48 28:52

Women 45 - 49 4 10 13 28 42 47

Diane Urick, 45 Andrea Dube, 45 Laurie Hanscom, 48 Kristi Haertl, 46 Heidi Rosati, 45 Susan Taflin, 49

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Kristen Bruner, 45 Rhonda Ga Rhonda Garvis, 45 Madonna Indgjer, 49 Jennifer Norling, 46

28:39 30:55 31:34 34:00

Women 50 - 54 25 29 53 56 71 75 113 141

Susan Haines, 51 Nancy Marquette, 53 Judith Hoskens, 53 Patty Vathing, 54 Gina Zaffarano, 50 Constance O'Brien, 50 Judy Hauritz, 54 Janet Halvorson, 54

24:11 24:49 28:20 28:29 29:42 30:01 35:07 48:29

Women 55 - 59 14 49 58 77 82 86 114 123 127 129

Andriette Wickstrom, 56 Ann Haugejorde, 57 Debra Hinze, 56 Barbara Hunker, 57 Jill Flower, 59 Mary Moses, 58 Donna Dematteo, 55 Lynda Hansen, 56 Diane Pike, 58 Beverly Stethem, 56

21:57 27:44 28:38 30:18 30:53 31:02 35:22 37:26 38:59 40:02

Women 60 - 64

Richard R Burch, 76 Dick Olson, 78 Ralph Wilson, 77 Pat Brown, 75 Sy Gross, 76

Men 80 - 84 184 195 200

59 83 92 106

20:21 21:05 21:29 24:24 26:45 27:16

57 103 124 136 140 144 145

Mary Moon, 60 Sally Vanerum, 62 Cheryle Theisen, 61 Susan Scheff, 60 Leslie Hakkola, 64 Susan Scott, 61 Sue Swanson, 61

28:38 33:21 37:27 42:49 47:22 58:18 58:18

Women 65 - 69 108 111

Pat Clabo, 66 Marcia Willett, 67

34:18 34:36

Women 70 - 74 51 119

Judy Cronen, 71 Dorothy Marden, 74

28:11 37:03

Women 80 - 84 102 138

Carol Sankey, 80 Barbara Burhans, 80

33:10 43:40

City of Lakes 25K September11,Minneapolis Open Men 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20

Chris Erichsen, 25 Joe Sepe, 25 Eric Loeffler, 34 Chris Lundstrom, 35 Levi Severson, 31 Zachary Bruns, 25 Donovan Fellows, 32 Jeff Metzdorff, 28 Ben Schneider, 27 Aaron Beaber, 28 Gerad Mead, 32 Jeff Renlund, 44 Kyle Triggs, 26 Patrick Billig, 49 Brent Roeger, 39 Michael Bialick, 29 Steven Babcock, 25 Dale Dexter, 30 John Stanton-Geddes, 29 John Vandanacker, 49

1:20:38 1:23:22 1:23:56 1:24:49 1:25:08 1:25:44 1:26:18 1:27:37 1:27:47 1:27:55 1:28:05 1:28:21 1:28:35 1:28:39 1:28:49 1:29:21 1:29:29 1:29:53 1:30:33 1:30:54

Open Women 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16

Michelle Frey, 29 Nicole Cueno, 31 Erin Ward, 36 Margaret Landberg, 26 Christine Eid, 31 Amy Halseth, 41 Nichole Porath, 28 Clare Kazmierczak, 34 Sonya Decker, 45 Donna Philippot, 43 Emi Yasaka, 34 Paula Vicker, 46 Wanda Gau, 49 Joelle Nelson, 44 Tina Hjeltman, 41 Willie Tibbetts, 40

1:33:30 1:37:37 1:39:07 1:41:29 1:42:43 1:43:10 1:45:27 1:45:47 1:46:00 1:46:24 1:46:42 1:46:47 1:47:09 1:48:55 1:50:12 1:52:03

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AT THE RACES: R A C E  R E S U L T S 17 18 19 20

Candice Schneider, 26 Sheila Eldred, 37 Andriette Wickstrom, 56 Sara Sampsell-Jones, 36

1:54:39 1:55:03 1:55:33 1:56:59

Men 35 - 39 4 15 27 30 51 53 56 62 71 81

Chris Lundstrom, 35 Brent Roeger, 39 Thomas Sullivan, 35 Peder Nestingen, 36 Neil Bizily, 36 Chad Millner, 35 Matt Binsfeld, 35 Don Sullivan, 37 Chad Gage, 39 Joshua Coval, 35

1:24:49 1:28:49 1:36:12 1:36:49 1:42:02 1:42:57 1:43:20 1:45:28 1:47:34 1:49:33

Men 40 - 44 12 22 38 40 43 46 48 63 78 79

Jeff Renlund, 44 Matthew Reinders, 43 Daniel Strike, 41 Daniel De Grace, 43 David Tompkins, 40 Scott Davis, 41 Colin Gardner-Springer, 42 Patrick Schulte, 42 Jim Bengtson, 44 Jim Clark, 44

1:28:21 1:32:02 1:38:13 1:38:24 1:38:57 1:39:50 1:40:52 1:45:33 1:49:21 1:49:24

Men 45 - 49 14 20 32 49 52 64 65 68 74 85

Patrick Billig, 49 John Vandanacker, 49 Hyun Yoon, 46 Marc Nosal, 46 Jon Anderson, 47 Tim Leinbach, 49 Rich Butwinick, 47 John Hopkins, 45 Raymond Mitchell, 47 Darren Ruschy, 48

1:28:39 1:30:54 1:37:07 1:40:54 1:42:12 1:45:34 1:45:56 1:46:33 1:48:10 1:50:24

Men 50 - 54 24 33 39 58 66 70 76 82 84 89

Bill Magdalene, 52 Doug Keller, 53 Kirt Goetzke, 50 Dave Chatelaine, 53 William Langhout, 53 Mike Evans, 53 Rick Larsen, 50 Todd Sperling, 51 Rick Jackson, 52 Michael Lawler, 50

1:33:03 1:37:23 1:38:20 1:43:59 1:45:59 1:47:28 1:48:35 1:49:34 1:49:57 1:51:21

Men 55 - 59 42 47 73 80 87 97 107 113 122 125

Dan Morse, 58 Brent Smith, 55 Mike Setter, 55 Dale Heinen, 55 Jack Ankrum, 59 Allen Zetterlund, 56 Timothy Sandry, 55 Richard Anderson, 57 David Petrich, 56 Jim Fethers, 57

1:38:35 1:40:05 1:47:47 1:49:31 1:50:30 1:53:30 1:55:44 1:56:57 1:57:34 1:57:43

Men 60 - 64 60 75 99 159 190 199 200 203 219 222

Denny Jordan, 60 Paul LaMere, 64 Rick Hlebain, 60 Steve Maupin, 60 Val Landwehr, 62 Lyle Swenson, 61 Greg Taylor, 64 Tom Langley, 61 Larry Thompson, 61 Thomas Moorman, 63

1:45:17 1:48:13 1:54:06 2:03:31 2:06:02 2:07:19 2:07:24 2:07:52 2:11:16 2:11:26

Jim Heebink, 65 Paul Ford, 68 Norm Purrington, 68 David Jones, 67 Timothy McCoy, 65 Steve Schroeder, 69 Vince Rohr, 67 Greg Merth, 65 Antonio Salinas, 68 Kristofer Kosmider, 65

2:04:43 2:06:59 2:14:24 2:24:08 2:27:08 2:40:19 2:40:42 2:44:54 2:53:11 2:59:53

Men 70 - 74 204 216 318

Rick Kleyman, 71 Darrell Christensen, 74 Phil Erickson, 70

355 372

Richard R Burch, 76 Ralph Wilson, 77

2:47:08 3:08:02

Women 18 - 19 155 166 206

Laura Grosdidier, 19 Molly Wepler, 19 Britta Carr, 18

2:32:12 2:37:28 2:51:35

Women 35 - 39 3 18 20 21 31 42 43 48 54 56

Erin Ward, 36 Sheila Eldred, 37 Sara Sampsell-Jones, 36 Ania Ritter, 37 Nancy Fenocketti, 37 Jen Riewe, 38 Alyssa Nimmer, 36 Angela Martin, 35 Melissa Damro, 35 Erin Krech, 37

1:39:07 1:55:03 1:56:59 1:57:24 2:00:00 2:03:23 2:03:26 2:05:34 2:07:27 2:08:16

Women 40 - 44 6 10 14 15 16 24 25 27 28 37

Amy Halseth, 41 Donna Philippot, 43 Joelle Nelson, 44 Tina Hjeltman, 41 Willie Tibbetts, 40 Robin Balder-Lanoue, 42 Melissa Nachmias, 44 Sarah McClellan, 40 Jodi Nelson-Ryan, 43 Kelly Doering, 42

1:43:10 1:46:24 1:48:55 1:50:12 1:52:03 1:58:27 1:58:28 1:59:21 1:59:24 2:01:39

Women 45 - 49 9 12 13 30 36 46 53 60 70 78

Sonya Decker, 45 Paula Vicker, 46 Wanda Gau, 49 Kelly Keller-Ramacier, 49 Lisa Hines, 49 Eileen Moran, 46 Erin Delaney, 45 Laurie Goudreault, 49 Amy Clark, 47 Jo Lynn Bucki, 46

1:46:00 1:46:47 1:47:09 1:59:55 2:01:27 2:04:34 2:07:11 2:10:46 2:13:32 2:16:37

Women 50 - 54 26 41 64 92 103 110 117 118 142 150

Patricia Langum, 50 Sherry Case, 52 Ann Wasson, 50 Donna Melody, 53 Laurie McCoy, 52 Anita Baugh, 53 Brenda Todd-Bense, 50 Suzanne Donahue, 50 Cristin Tandberg, 52 Kathy Rosenow, 51

1:58:46 2:03:21 2:12:13 2:20:20 2:21:53 2:23:32 2:23:50 2:23:52 2:29:33 2:31:09

Women 55 - 59 19 40 146 148 163 169 170 182 221

Andriette Wickstrom, 56 Donella Neuhaus, 55 Susan Janssen, 56 Maryjane Hamann, 55 Mary Beth Polking, 58 Linda Christen, 55 Sheila Dipaola, 58 Sandy Oscarson, 58 Bonnie Erickson, 57

1:55:33 2:03:17 2:30:23 2:30:37 2:37:10 2:38:53 2:38:54 2:41:47 3:03:16

Women 60 - 64 74 84 158 197 223

Debbie Janey, 60 Cindy Campbell, 60 Libby Larsen, 60 Cherie Baker, 64 Kathryn Benhardus, 64

2:15:44 2:18:08 2:33:47 2:47:22 3:04:56

Women 65 - 69 181

Patricia Goodwin, 65

2:41:39

Women 70 - 74

Men 65 - 69 174 195 243 284 295 337 340 348 366 368

Men 75 - 79

2:08:23 2:10:07 2:33:58

139 205

Sandra Dalquist, 70 Judy Cronen, 71

2:29:00 2:50:46

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AT THE RACES: R A C E  C A L E N D A R OCTOBER October 1, 2011 • SMU Annual Fall Frolic 5K Saint Mary's, Winona, Gary Borash, 507-457-8740

• TC 10K & TC 5K - Medtronic TC Family Events St. Paul, MN Twin Cities in Motion, 763-287-3888

• Homecoming 5K Bemidji, MN Randy Fulton, (651)653-7401

• Timber Dash 5k Trail Run/Walk Lake Maria State Park,Monticello, MN Kim Coffield, 612-963-7789

• Fight the Fire 5K Run/Walk Stillwater Phil Gresafe, 651-235-4303

• Inaugural Lupus Walk for Hope & 5K Run - Duluth 5K Trail Run Duluth, MN Mary Anderson, 651-688-9143

• Autumn Woods Classic 5K, 10K Elm Creek Park Reserve Tim Anderson, 763-694-7718

• Scenic Byway Half Marathon & 5K Belle Plaine, MN Carrie Traxler, 952-873-4295

• Husky Spirit 5K St. Cloud, MN Chris Haukos, 320-308-6692

• 2nd Annual Run for Peace 5K run/walk and 1 mile walk Baldwin, WI Abbey Arndt, 7157817120

• Talahi 5k & Kids 1k St. Cloud, MN David Janaszak, 320-251-7551 ext. 5117

• Panther Foundation Family Fun 5K Walk/Run Spring Lake Park High School Chris Hasling, 612-860-7726

• Hermann 5k Run/Walk New Ulm, MN Carrie Anderson, 507-359-8344

• Run For The Loaves 4 miles Blooming Grove, Waseca County, MN Brad Saufferer, 507-363-6579

• St. Therese Oktoberfest 5K Deephaven, MN Ralph Douglass, 952-473-6714

October 2, 2011 • Inaugural Run Crazy Horse Half Marathon, Marathon, and 5-person Marathon Relay Hill City, SD Emily Wheeler, 605-390-6137

• Medtronic TC 10 Mile Twin Cities Twin Cities in Motion, 763-287-3888

• Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Twin Cities, MN Twin Cities in Motion, 763-287-3888

• Dodge Rock 'n' Roll San Jose Half Marathon San Jose, CA Caroline Gutilla, 800-311-125

October 8, 2011 • Chloe’s Fight 5k Run/ Coffee Walk Lake Nokomis, Minneapolis, MN Amanda Ames, 612-759-2193

• Historic Riverfront 5K Run/Walk

• IMT Des Moines Marathon Marathon and Half Marathon Des Moines, Iowa Chris Burch, 515.288.2692

• One Hour Walk St. Paul, MN Dave Daubert, 952.446.9321

• World's Largest Corn Maze Run Minnesota - 5K Run/Walk Sever's Corn Maze, Shakopee, MN Mary Anderson, 651-688-9143

October 22, 2011 • Warrior Waddle 5k

• Tom Keating Cross Country Classic

Winona, MN Tom Slaggie or Kathy Hovell, (507) 454-4149

2 mile fun run/walk, 4 mile race Stone Creek Golf Course, Foley Shane Keating, 320-266-0005

• Mankato Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K

• Family Fun Run 5k Run/ 2k Walk Elk River, MN Elk River ECFE, 763-241-3524

• Homecoming 5k Race University of Wisconsin River Falls Aaron Decker, 715-425-0714

• Frosty Five 5k Minneota, Lyon County, MN Amanda Engels, 507-872-6234

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October 9, 2011 • ArtStart 5K and 1-Mile Kid's Run Harriet Island, MN Derek Podgornik, 651 6982787

October 12, 2011 • Salomon Autumn Trail Series #4 5K Hyland Park, Bloomington, MN Audrey Weber, 612-239-0576

October 15, 2011 • Big Woods Run 1/2 Marathon, 10K, 5K Nerstrand, MN Final Stretch, Inc., Mark Bongers, 507-664-9438 (local to metro area)

• Runnin' with the Law TRIA 5K 5K Run and Walk Lake Harriet, Minneapolis Mary Anderson, 651-688-9143

• The Tonka Trot 10K, 5K and 1.5 mile Family Fun Run Minnetonka, MN Kristin Greene, 952-922-4668

• Get Your Rear in Gear 5K Run/Walk - Milwaukee Hart Park, Wauwatosa, WI Mary Anderson, 651-688-9143

• The Big Gay Race 5K Minneapolis, MN Michelle Frey, 612-501-5993

• Spooky Family Fun Run/Walk and Costume Contest 5K White Bear Lake Lisa Beecroft, 651-415-5657

• Halloween 5K Cross Country Fun Run/Walk Becker City Park, Becker, MN Megan Ramola, 763-261-5900

• Osakis Strength & Fitness Pump & Run 5K (5k & Bench Press) Osakis, MN Alison Triebenbach, 320-859-2013

Mankato, MN Mark Bongers, 507-664-9438

• Run for the Apples 5 Mile Run and Walk Pine Tree Orchard - White Bear Lake Randy Fulton, (651)653-7401

• CNHS Halloween Hustle 5K

• Wildwood Lodge Great Pumpkin Chase 5K, 10K Lake Elmo, MN Randy Fulton, (651)653-7401

• Halloween Fearless 5k Como Lake, St Paul, MN Gary Westlund, 612-245-9160

• Carson 10 and Half Moon 5K Carson Park, Eau Claire, WI Michael Salm, 715-723-1442

• Surf the Murph 25K/50K/50Mile Savage, MN Elyse Anderson, 5073896851

• Northfield YMCA Fall Classic 5K and Kids Fun Run Riverside/Lions Park, Northfield, MN Susan Pokorney, 507-663-0259

October 30, 2011 • Dodge Rock 'n' Roll Los Angeles Half Marathon benefiting the ASPCA Los Angeles, CA Competitor Group, 800-311-1255

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Harriet Island, St Paul, MN Mary Anderson, 651-688-9143

• Pumpkin Run and Walk 5K Cloquet, MN Tom Urbanski, 218-879-0820

• Late Night Stomp 5K Green Acres Rec, Lake Elmo, MN Ben Popp, 651.964.8442

October 23, 2011 • Minnesota Timberwolves Runnin' With the Wolves 5K Target Center, Minneapolis, MN Mary Anderson, 651-688-9143

October 28, 2011 • Scare In White Bear 5K Run/Walk, 1/2 mile Kid's run West Park, White Bear Lake, MN Tri Fitness, 651 426 1919

• Nightmare on Main Street 5K Run and Fitness Walk Sleepy Eye , MN Brent Mielke, 507-794-6197

October 29, 2011 • Spooky Sprint 5K and Kids Dash Hutchinson, MN Jason Werowinski, 320 296-6383

• Crosslake Monster Dash 5K Run/Walk Crosslake, MN Jon Henke, 218-692-4271

• Jack-O-Lantern 5K and Kids Pumpkin Run 5K Shakopee, MN Shawn Berens, 952 445-9041

• Monster Dash 5K, 10 Miles, Half Marathon Lake Harriet, Minneapolis John Larson, 612-746-1364

• Anoka Halloween Gray Ghost 5K Run and One Mile Fitness Walk Anoka Karen Hillerman, 612-558-7433

November 5, 2011 • Down 8K Lake Elmo, MN Kim Maxwell, 651-329-8155

November 6, 2011 • Rocky's Run 5K, 8K Cross country U of M Golf Course, St Paul, MN Chris Fuller, 651-228-1986

• DRC Half Marathon & 5K Dallas, TX Steve Johnson, 214-551-0016

November 12, 2011 • Arctic Commando 5K & 2M Battle Creek Regional Park Winthrop Street, St. Paul, MN John Kendrick, 651-699-3903 Diva Dash 5K, 5 Mile Rice Creek Chain of Lakes Park, Centerville, MN Mark Bongers, 507-664-9438

• Chaska Turkey Trot 1 Mile, 5K Chaska High School, Chaska, MN Mary Anderson, 651-688-9143

• Southwest Minnesota Jingle Bell Run/Walk 5K Marshall Middle School, Marshall, MN Liz Truax, 651-644-4108

• Hungry 4 Some Supper Myself Run 5K & 10K Baraboo, WI Jackie Smith, 608-393-8135

• Gamehaven "True" Cross Country Race 5 miles Rochester Jim Mason, 507-951-2415

November 13, 2011 • Flippin' Fun 5K Run/ Walk 5K Minnetonka Middle School East Heidi Youngman, 763-323-8411 or 763-607-7476(race day only)

Boom Island Park, MN Pete Gamades, 612-310-6151

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Pre [Prefontaine’s nickname]?” he asked. “What’s that crazy [guy] done now?” Garry asked, jokingly. He’s dead, Ken said. He was just killed in a car accident. “My heart dropped into my shoes,” Garry said. In the months leading up to the Pan Am Games, Garry, Mike Slack and two others were invited to train in Alamosa, Colorado, at 7,500 feet, with Joe Vigil, the coach with the most NCAA team titles in history (Adams State College, Division II). The training and results were astounding. In a typical workout, they would run six 400 meters at 56 to 57 seconds with one minute recovery at 7,500 feet. “I couldn’t believe the workouts we were doing,” Garry said. “I thought I was ready to go through a brick wall.” Garry was fourth at the Pan Am Games. Not enough time at altitude, one guesses, to handle the 10,000 foot elevation of Mexico City? After the Games, Garry had a running experience that can only be called otherworldly. Returning from altitude to Minneapolis, he ran a cross country race at Lake Nokomis. “It blew my mind,” Garry said. “There was oxygen again and I could breathe… I could not run fast enough to get tired… I have never felt like that in my life. It was incredible.” Loving the climate and altitude of Colorado, Garry returned there.

1976 Montreal Olympics Garry qualified for the Olympic Trials in the 10,000 meters. The venue for the Trials was Hayward Field at the University of Oregon, which was Prefontaine’s home track. The race was memorable for reasons other than the fact that Garry made the team. First, of the 52 qualifiers, he was the only one that was not written up in Track and Field News. One can only surmise there had been an innocent, but puzzling, oversight. That was, of course, motivating. Second, at 5,000 meters, Garry dropped a shoe. He thought he was done, but on the rail, at the head of the stretch, Don Timm was cheering him on: “Come on, BJ! Come on, BJ!” With every lap, more and more people took up the chant, “BJ! BJ!” until the whole crowd was in on it. “BJ! BJ! BJ!” Garry worked his way up through the field. On the last lap he was fourth, behind Frank Shorter, Craig Virgin and Bill Rodgers, great runners all. He passed Bill Rodgers down the home stretch. At the Games, Garry ended up in the toughest of the three 10,000 meter heats. “Wait’ll you see the heat you got,” Craig Virgin told him. It was almost like being in the finals. But he placed second. “What’s going on here?” Garry thought. “I hadn’t planned on this.” The day of the finals came. At Montreal, the athletes warmed up in a field adjacent to the stadium. When the lights on the event board went from green to red, they filed into the stadium, rumbling with the cheering of the crowd, and down to a waiting room in the bowels of the stadium. They sat in chairs facing each other. Lassie Viren, winner of the 5,000 and 10,000 meters in Munich in 1972, who arrived last, and eyed each runner in turn, would win both races again here. They went through the first 5,000 meters in 14:05. They had been running alternate laps of 65 seconds and easier. But after the 5,000 meter mark, they started to run laps of 63 seconds. “It blew my mind,” Garry said. Viren and Carlos Lopes, the silver medalist, ran the second 5,000 meters faster than the American record. Garry finished thirteenth. He felt like a loser. After the Games, Garry ran in Europe for six weeks, having the time of his running life. “I tell you,” he said, “That was the neatest thing, just hammering those races in front of 30,000 screaming fans.” His time in the first 10,000 meters he ran would have won the bronze medal in Montreal. Now, he thought he could run with the best.

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Running and making a living Garry wanted to continue running, and the Moscow Games loomed four years away, but he would need to make a living and establish himself in a career. Needing experience in marketing to augment his degree in Marketing Education, he opened his first running store in 1975: GBS Sports in Minneapolis. It was a good idea. There was a need for stores that specialized in running gear. But it takes time to grow a business. At first, he could not afford to rent a place to live, so he slept on the floor of the store and took showers down the hall. And he kept running. In 1977, Garry earned his first dollar from running: $300.00 plus airfare for a race in Massachusetts. In June of that year, Scott Keenan, Race Director of Grandma’s Marathon in Duluth, asked him to enter. He protested that he wasn’t a marathoner. Scott offered him $200.00. He came. “That would pay two months rent,” Garry enthused at the memory. After the marathon, he got up early and drove to Mountain Lake, Minnesota, at the opposite end of the state for another race, only because he had given his word that he would be there. There was a lot of that.

Disappointment and recovery Leading up to the Moscow Games, Garry trained in Colorado at his own expense, settling in Boulder for six months and running 130 miles a week at altitude. The “Miracle on Ice,” the U.S. hockey team gold medal in February of 1980 provided a jolt of inspiration and enthusiasm. He would be ready. So, it came as a bitter disappointment when President Carter, in February, called for a boycott of the Moscow Games. The Trials would be held as planned, but Garry would not go. Earning the privilege of visiting President Carter at the White House didn’t matter. All through the episode, he was publically supportive of the boycott, but privately outraged. In his disappointment, he stopped running. “I was never going to run again,” he said. The director of a race in Grantsburg, Wisconsin, broke through to him. In spite of some weeks of inactivity, he ran very well there. Grandma’s Marathon, in June, was just four weeks away. He trained and ran a 2:10 marathon, on the same day as the Trials marathon. He ran in protest. “All you can do is make your statement,” Garry said. “Some people say I have an acerbic personality,” Garry said. Far from being harsh and severe, he’s warm and friendly in person. But he’s also strong-minded, independent and possessed of a keen sense of justice and fair play. On one occasion, as a result of some disparaging remarks about the U.S. Olympic Committee, he was banned from competing in Europe, Asia and Africa. On another occasion, in an address to the American Bar Association, he gave a point by point analysis of what the U.S. Olympic Committee was doing wrong. Someone in the audience squealed. He was banned from all sanctioned competition for a year. It might be noted that Garry wasn’t the only one to complain of the way the athletes were treated in those days. Prefontaine, for instance, also made his disapproval known, often fighting the establishment, tooth and claw. But Garry was coaching, had a shoe contract with Nike, and, of course, continued to run. “They were terrific people to run for,” he said. He had an eye on the Games of Los Angeles in 1984. Following the Proctor Program, Garry ran two Boston Marathons and got ready for the Trials. In a 10,000 meter race in Massachusetts, he finished second to Paul Cummings, but out kicked Craig Virgin and Alberto Salazar. It was his fastest 10,000 meters (27:46). He was in terrific shape, but he ended up fourth in the Trials, behind Cummings, Virgin and Pat Porter.

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In 1985, he ran a final race in Monaco. When he returned home, his shoe contract with New Balance ending (He had changed from Nike. The money was better, but the treatment, as it turned out, was not.), he put his running shoes in the closet, and that was it. His running days were over.

Life after running After retiring from running, Garry attended graduate school at Colorado State University. He earned a Masters of Education (MED) in School Administration and is one class shy of an MBA. He had sold GBS Sports, which was a thriving business, growing to seven stores, in 1982. He now lives in Fort Collins, Colorado, with his wife Rhonda and daughters Hanna (21) and Ella (18). He runs a concession business for the city of Fort Collins, taking over a money-losing operation and making it profitable in the first year. “Business is so much like running,” he said. “That’s what I like about it. It’s incredibly intensive” and requires great determination and attention to detail. Also, people skills. All his employees have stuck with him. The family is athletically active. Rhonda works out every morning. Both Hanna and Ella have made recreational sports like soccer, basketball and others a part of their lives. But they weren’t pushed, Garry said, they had to find their own way, despite the fact that Garry noticed that Ella, as early as age five, had a beautiful running form. “She could have been a fine runner,” he said. Both young women seem to have the same energetic vitality as their father, who gives the impression at any moment of someone about to take flight. Hanna, a phlebotomist by training, is also pursuing a career in performing arts. Ella, a student in the special education program at the high school, works in her father’s concession business. Though the opportunity is there, she has yet to decide whether she will follow in his footsteps into business. Garry has an arthritic left hip. Likely, the left foot injury led to a slight-

ly altered stride, which, combined with his incredible stamina, led to a lot of wear and tear on the hip over the years. Eventually, he’ll need a hip replacement. “I don’t regret anything that happened,” Garry said. “I’m so glad I had the opportunity to compete.” Garry doesn’t have a trophy room. In fact, he gave away all his trophies to youth athletic organizations. He said they could remove the labels and use the trophies as their own awards. Something Garry said in another context applies here. “What does it matter? There’s a job to do. Just move on.” Besides, he said, “The kids would like having those trophies.”

Legacy Garry’s name is often mentioned as the best distance runner ever from Minnesota. “No, I reject that whole idea,” he said. “I would never say I was a great runner”…or the best ever in the state. “Saying who’s best is like looking at the heavens and saying which of the stars is best.” He went on to talk at length about other terrific Minnesota runners like Van Nelson, Buddy Edelin, Mark Nenow, Bob Kempainen and others. What about Carrie Tollefson, Kara Goucher, Janis Klecker, and others? Garry said, “I show my age” in not including them straightaway. Opportunities for women in athletics were just beginning when he was running. “They are phenomenal runners, who should [also] be recognized as the best [runners] that Minnesota has ever produced… I’ve said for years that Title 9 [mandating gender equity in sports] is the greatest piece of legislation… When you get the right to compete, you enhance the experience of sports for everyone… We should never diminish the importance of this…” All that being said, fans of running are entitled to their opinions, which they will form. A lot of them would pick Garry Bjorklund as the best Minnesota runner of all time. RM

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Advocacy Committee: No report. Club Administration: Election: The following board members will be running for re-election: Paul Arneberg? Nathan Campeau, Norm Champ, Mike Iserman, Kristin Johnson, Andrew Plackner, and Melissa Wieczorek. Kathy Benhardus, Bill Knight, and Kirk Walztoni have completed their terms of service and will not be returning. Darrell Christensen, Noelle Frost, Mary Johnson, Heather Kick-Abrahamson, Jody Kobbervig, Bill Kullback, and Mike Nawrocki will continue on the board through January 2013. We will need two 1 year appointments and 1 or 2 candidates to run for a full term.

July Board of Directors Meeting July11,2011 Members Present: Paul Arneberg, Kathy Benhardus, Norm Champ, Darrell Christensen, Noelle Frost, Mike Iserman, Heather Kick-Abrahamson, Bill Knight, Jody Kobbervig, Bill Kullback, Mike Nawrocki, Andrew Plackner, Melissa Wieczorek Guests Present: Heidi Keller Miler, office manager Members Absent: Nathan Campeau, Kristin Johnson, Mary Johnson, Kirk Walztoni Secretary’s Report: Bill Knight moved and Mike Nawrocki seconded, a motion to accept the June minutes as amended. Treasurer’s Report: Jody Kobbervig reported that MDRA experienced a negative cash flow for the year of $2,135 after all income and expenses. Our revenue of $100,000 for the year matches our YTD budget. Expenses were higher than normal this year. Receipts for the month totaled $14,705.08. Office Manager’s Report: Heidi noted that membership still continues its gradual decline. Mike Iserman will send personal emails to those who don’t renew on time. The next e-newsletter, which has nearly 5000 recipients, will have a JOIN or RENEW button to click on. She also discussed bigger discounts to MDRA members at our races. Volunteers are needed for the City of Lakes packet pick up at the Uptown Running Room on September 9 and 10. Committee Reports: Advocacy Committee: Nathan Campeau was absent, but his survey is still online. The students at St. Thomas put together some media kits, which board members reviewed. Mike made a list of some of the better ideas such as sample Facebook postings, National Running Day, and youth running. Club Administration: There was again a discussion of a possible name change in reference to the bylaws. The implications of a name change were discussed—the rebranding of shirts, t-shirts, hats, banners, website, and so on. Run Minnesota would simplify and enhance name recognition. A gradual transition using both names was discussed. We will continue to research and discuss this topic. Meanwhile, Noelle will create another draft of the bylaws with a summary page of proposed changes to be distributed to board members. Programs Committee: There are 100 people in the fall marathon training class. They have enough coaches now. There was discussion regarding the creation of some standard coaching guidelines to make it easier for new coaches to move into the program. Mike Nawrocki and Drew Plackner will work on those guidelines. Needed supplies such as PowerAde, fruit, and water were discussed. They all add to

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the cost of these classes. We were given 50 guaranteed TC Marathon entries, with the expectation that they will volunteer to help with packet stuffing on September 17. Promotions Committee: The board discussed purchasing window clings, which are rather pricey, or other items such aspens, key chains, or lip balm to use as promotional items at expos. Publications Committee: RunMinnesota will be coming out in late July. It will include articles on FANS and Grandma’s Marathon. Race Committee: We leased equipment to 8 events since last report. There has been a change in the Grand Prix. Hennepin Lake Classic has been cancelled. In its place will be the Como Classic run around Lake Como. The Minnehaha Fun Runs will continue on Wednesdays in July, and the Como Relays will be on Wednesdays in August. The MDRA 15K will also be in August, with the Victory races and the City of Lakes 25K in September. Both of those races will have new websites this year, and the Victory races are sporting a new logo. USATF Report: No meeting was held. The Lifetime Fitness Torchlight 5K will be held on July 20. (later cancelled) New Business: None. Old Business: None Meeting adjourned.

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Bylaws: After a brief discussion, the board determined that it would be better to effectively market ourselves as MDRA than to do a name change that would be confusing to our members and others. Therefore, we voted to retain Section 1.1 as written. Section 3.2: Omit the sentence re certificates. Section 3.3: Delete, or change to “several, including the following.” Section 3.3.6: Delete. There will be no waived membership fees. Section 4.1: Leave as is. Section 4.5: Introduction—change to 501(c)(4). #8— change to 501(c)(4). Section 4.8: Change to “written or electronic official ballot.” Change “mailed” to “distributed.” Section 5.5: Correct typo to “may.” Section 5.6: Change to “All Directors shall be notified not less than…”, omitting all the examples given. Section 5.9: Delete this entire section. Section 6.6: Delete the Nominating Committee, since the full board fills this function. Add the Advocacy Committee in its place. Section 6.7: Leave as is. Section 6.8: Delete references to term limits and rosters. Keep the paragraph regarding conflict of interest. Section 7.2: Leave as is. Programs Committee: A new beginning running class will be held in Maple Grove this fall for both men and women.

August Board of Directors Meeting August15,2011 Members Present: Kathy Benhardus, Nathan Campeau, Norm Champ, Darrell Christensen, Kristin Johnson, Mary Johnson, Bill Knight, Jody Kobbervig, Bill Kullback, Andrew Plackner Members Absent: Mike Nawrocki, Andrew Plackner, Kirk Walztoni, Melissa Wieczorek Secretary’s Report: Bill Kullback moved and Mary Johnson seconded, a motion to accept the July 11 minutes. Treasurer’s Report: Jody Kobbervig reported that MDRA had a positive cash flow for the year of $15, 526 after all income and expenses. Revenue for the year is $117,000 compared to the YTD budget of $116,000. Expenses remain high compared to budget. She provided the board with a YTD statement of cash flows, the YTD and July profit and loss budget performance, and the balance sheet as of July 31, 2011. Office Manager’s Report: Heidi noted that July is our slowest month for renewals. Mike Iserman sent out a personal email to all MDRA members who failed to renew in May or June. The board discussed various options for increasing membership, including offering two year memberships.

Promotions Committee: The board discussed encouraging our members to ask other runners to join. They could give their friends gift memberships or get a discount for each new member they add. Heidi will get some posters designed for placement in running stores. Promoting MDRA merchandise on our website will give us more visibility as people see other runners wearing our logo. Kristin Johnson was appointed chair of this committee. Publications Committee: The July/August issue is in the mail. In September there will be a special interview with Garry Bjorklund. Race Committee: Norm Champ reported that this group met this evening before the board meeting. The Grand Prix is winding down, with only 5 of the 13 left to go. The decision was made to require MDRA membership in order to compete in the Grand Prix. We are also going to expect more of the races which are chosen to be a part of this schedule. MDRA earned $450.00 on equipment rental and made some small purchases such as tables, flags, and banners. USATF Report: No report. New Business: None Old Business: The MDRA survey was discussed. It will be printed in an upcoming issue of RunMinnesota Meeting adjourned.

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