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Updated: 2018-01-24T01:10:10.823-06:00

 






Thanks.

2017-12-05T14:19:55.026-06:00

Thanks.



What about Malcolm Richards in 6th?!?!? South Ti...

2017-12-05T10:42:54.266-06:00

What about Malcolm Richards in 6th?!?!?

South Tiger/Olaf



Thanks

2017-11-20T01:19:28.553-06:00

Thanks



What about Matt Welch? 46th place and 4th runner ...

2017-11-19T13:41:06.942-06:00

What about Matt Welch? 46th place and 4th runner for men’s team runner up Portland.



Yes, Back then Road races were marketing tools for...

2017-09-20T22:53:45.439-05:00

Yes, Back then Road races were marketing tools for businesses, such as GBS. Bill Kennedy, who was working for Dayton's created the Get in Gear race to get the attention of those of us in the first "running boom." Jack Moran combined the City of Lakes Marathon with the St. Paul Marathon because he surmised that a single Twin Cities Marathon would draw more attention and participants than to have two races splitting up area runners who wanted a top flight local marathon.



Phil Jenni gave a great summary of the early days ...

2017-09-20T16:56:58.478-05:00

Phil Jenni gave a great summary of the early days of running stores in the Twin Cities. If you trace the lineages of the current running stores, you'll see many ties back to Steve.

In addition to retail, Steve was one of the earliest "professional" race directors in the Twin Cities, both because it was in his job description at GBS, and he because he elevated the standards with such things as course certifications and better timing and results. My start as a race director was in 1984, directing the St Paul Mile as part of a GBS series of races overseen by Steve. Several of his GBS races, St Patrick's Day Human Race, Hennepin-Lake Classic and Grand Old Day survived more than 30 years. He was also involved in the 1981 St Paul Marathon, which helped spur the creation to the Twin Cities Marathon, as well as helping create the Kaiser Roll and many other notable races. Most participants at today's races have no idea that they are built on the innovations and legacy of a handful of people, with Steve as a prominent leader and innovator.



Thanks Phil. Was hoping that those involved would ...

2017-09-18T14:38:39.924-05:00

Thanks Phil. Was hoping that those involved would "fill in the blanks."



Steve and Mark Daniels opened Running World in 197...

2017-09-18T11:35:41.761-05:00

Steve and Mark Daniels opened Running World in 1976 on Grand Avenue. It started with an emphasis on resoling! I joined Mark and Steve in 1977 and we opened two new stores - on 28th and Hennepin and 70th and France. Meanwhile Naslund and Garry Bjorklund split up and BJ and Brad Kingery opened Garry Bjorklund Sports with a flagship DT Minneapolis store. In 1979 Steve and I merged with BJ and Brad. Daniels kept the Hennepin and Edina stores. We opened a store in stadium village at the University (Dick Beardsley worked there for two years) and when Daniels quit the business we added those two stores to our "chain" which ultimately grew to seven stores and a screen print business. We bought Garry out in 1982, added some new partners and the name morphed to GBS Sports. At the end of 1984 we restructured the operation and closed a bunch of stores. Chris Fuller and Chris Napolitano took over some of GBS including the Grand Avenue store; Steve opened Marathon Sports on 50th and Penn with Ted Beeman (Ted had been a partner with Scott Keenan in a running store in Duluth before moving to the TC). The full history is complicated and intriguing but this is the basic outline of what happened.



Kevin, Thanks for that info.

2017-09-18T10:35:40.368-05:00

Kevin, Thanks for that info.



Steve opend the first of two Running World stores ...

2017-09-18T07:35:46.469-05:00

Steve opend the first of two Running World stores in he late 70's. Not sure which came first Running World or GBS. The 1st Running World was at 28th & Hennepin across from West High School, the other on 70th & France across from the Galleria As one of Steve's managers we would often work with John Naslund and his store, to ensure that a runner got the shoe they needed. Early 80's Steve left Running World and would later open Marathon Sports on West 50th in Mpls. As one of Steve's early employees I certainly benefited from Steve sharing all that was running. Steve was a true gentleman and a joy to work for. Kevin Moorhead



Carter... If you see this you may not remember me....

2017-09-04T12:31:12.297-05:00

Carter...
If you see this you may not remember me...I was a shot put and discus thrower as a sophomore at Washburn when you were a senior...I'm the one you always got on due to our lack of running and still on a track team. I remember your humor and you as a friend. Your story is remarkable and one all should read. Keep fighting and I wish you good health.
Tom Bergman
WASHBURN '70



Odd: Has been fixed.

2017-08-30T21:37:21.632-05:00

Odd: Has been fixed.



The link brings up results from 2016.

2017-08-30T07:00:34.728-05:00

The link brings up results from 2016.



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2017-08-28T19:55:24.646-05:00

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I am waiting for forthcoming Government Jobs 2018 ...

2017-08-27T07:16:51.956-05:00

I am waiting for forthcoming Government Jobs 2018 because this time I am preparing for exam so please tell me forthcoming date for this Vacancy.



Your blog is very informative. Eating mindfully ha...

2017-08-18T00:19:52.504-05:00

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Thanks.

2017-08-11T14:05:22.881-05:00

Thanks.



Track Minnesota Elite results All Americans (12 a...

2017-08-09T11:02:59.108-05:00

Track Minnesota Elite results

All Americans (12 athletes, 22 medals)

Sydney Jackson 6th 800, 8th 4x100 Relay, 8th 4x400 Relay

Brynn Sauer 5th 800, 1st 4x800 Relay

Kristyn Arends 2nd 800, 1st 4x800 Relay

Sanjay Redd 7th 100, 7th 200

Hemetii Si-Asar 6th Long Jump

T’Nia Riley 8th 100, 7th 200

Robbie Grace 6th 400, 2nd Long Jump, 8th 4x100 Relay, 8th 4x400 Relay

Shaliciah Jones 8th 4x100 Relay, 8th 4x400 Relay

Kyra Dalluge 8th 4x100 Relay, 8th 4x400 Relay

Parker Ellis 7th High Jump

Ava Pagnucco 1st 4x800 Relay

Sierra Arradondo 1st 4x800 Relay



Honorable Mention (9 athletes, 11 HMs)

Katelyn Tschida 11th Long Jump

Trinity Belmares 9th Javelin

Heather Ryan 18th 400 Hurdles

Dante White 13th High Jump, 12th Long Jump

Ethan Peal 12th 100, 10th 200

Hemetii Si-Asar 13th 800

Michael Braun 15th Triple Jump

Lexie Nelson 20th High Jump

Destiny Truly 9th Javelin



You are correct. Has been corrected. Thanks.

2017-06-13T14:13:55.957-05:00

You are correct. Has been corrected. Thanks.



I believe the East Ridge runner is Marcus Haskins....

2017-06-13T06:22:41.843-05:00

I believe the East Ridge runner is Marcus Haskins.



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2017-06-09T11:31:32.127-05:00


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Made the correction on my website: MNpreptrack.com...

2017-05-31T22:32:45.278-05:00

Made the correction on my website:
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Thanks,
Bill Miles



Thanks. I see it on Jack's Raspberry Jam 2001...

2017-05-31T09:49:18.657-05:00

Thanks. I see it on Jack's Raspberry Jam 2001 list.



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2017-05-31T09:28:24.139-05:00

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