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Twin Cities In Motion Dedicates Medtronic TC 1 Mile to Boston Marathon
By Medtronic TC 1 Mile
ST. PAUL, Minn. ‰ÛÓ (April 24, 2013) ‰ÛÓ Twin Cities In Motion, the organizer of the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon, is dedicating the upcoming Medtronic TC 1 Mile
on Thursday evening May 9 to the victims of the Boston Marathon
bombings. The organization will donate 10% of each runner’s entry fee to
the victims of the attacks and match those contributions in an effort
to raise $10,000 total. Participants in the event, which runs down
Nicollet Mall in downtown Minneapolis, are asked to wear yellow and blue
apparel at the race, the signature colors of the Boston Marathon, as a
way of showing support. Continue reading at

Catching Up with Shannon Rowbury
By Scott Bush,
For the past six years, Shannon Rowbury
has defined herself in the sport as a one of the most consistent elite
1500m runners, exceling at running rounds and running incredibly smart
tactics. Her top level fitness and race smarts have led to three U.S.
outdoor 1500m titles, two Olympic teams and a World Championship bronze
medal. We caught up with Rowbury this week, as she prepares for the Drake Relays.
As she kicks off her 2013 season, Rowbury discusses her rough race at
Carlsbad, her most recent training and whether or not she’s planning to
move up to the 5K anytime soon. Continue reading at

5 Questions with Brenda Martinez
By Pat Price, Daily Relay
Brenda Martinez,
fresh off her 1500m win at the Mt. SAC Relays in a World Championships
‘A’ Standard qualifying time of 4:04.86, joins the Daily Relay for their
5 Questions segment.

Before the race, Coach (Joe) Vigil had pulled me aside and told me that
my strength was the one thing to rely on and not so much my kick. Since
we found out there would be no rabbit, I had no other choice but to get
after it. He said with a solo effort, I can go under the A-Standard. I
trust every word Coach tells me. Every time I step on the line, I just
think to do my best and bleed for coach. Continue reading at

Morgan Uceny Launches 2013 Track Season
By Peter Gambaccini, Runner’s World
Morgan Uceny
was the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials 1500 meter champion and the #1-ranked
runner in the world for that distance in 2011. She’ll run a 1500 at the Drake Relays in Des Moines on Saturday against Olympians Shannon Rowbury and Jenny Simpson and high school phenom Mary Cain. A Cornell graduate, Uceny, 28, spends much of the year now in Loughborough, England, where her coach, Terrence Mahon,
has a job with UK Athletics. But for a few weeks, she’s been in
California. On Saturday night, in her first race since she was knocked
down and did not finish the London Olympic 1500 final, Uceny was ninth
in 2:05.50 in an 800 at the Mt. SAC Relays. Continue reading at


More on the Mile

Austin Track Club Announces Red Sock Relays to Support Boston
  April 18, 2013 – By Austin Track Club
Grace, Heath Take Home USA 1 Mile Road Championship Titles
  April 23, 2013 – By Scott Bush,
Lost American Mile Masters
  April 23, 2013 – By Roger Robinson, Running Times
Catching up with Reggie McAfee
  February 25, 2001 – By John Fay, The Cincinnati Enquirer

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