Category Archives: Marathon

My Run: The Documentary

The award-winning and critically acclaimed documentary MY RUN is coming to movie theaters nationwide for an exclusive one night premiere event on Thursday, March 31st at 7:00pm (Local Time). Narrated by Academy Award winner Billy Bob Thornton, MY RUN is the inspirational story of real life superhero Terry Hitchcock, the 57 year old man who ran 75 consecutive marathons in 75 consecutive days. This powerful and uplifting documentary exemplifies a commitment to something greater than yourself and achieving something deemed impossible. Following the feature, audiences will take a deeper look into the story through Q&A and interviews with the star Terry Hitchcock and his son, support team member Chris Hitchcock. A portion of proceeds from the MY RUN Premiere event will benefit the Livestrong Foundation.

Tickets went on sale to the general public on Friday, February 18th.

Twin Cities theaters include:

  • Eagan 16 EAGAN MN 55122
  • AMC Eden Prairie 18 EDEN PRAIRIE MN 55344
  • Movies 8 MANKATO MN 56001
  • AMC Arbor Lakes Megastar 16 MAPLE GROVE MN 55369
  • Brooklyn Center 20 MINNEAPOLIS MN 55430
  • AMC Block E 15 MINNEAPOLIS MN 55403
  • Showplace Theatre SAINT LOUIS PARK MN 55416
  • AMC Rosedale 14 SAINT PAUL MN 55113

Click here for a list of participating theaters.

HT Run Minnesota

Chicago Finish Thoughts

What a gutsy finish by Sammy Wanjiru. It took him several tries before he was finally able to break Tsegay Kebede, but once Kebede broke, it was over.

This flotrack video is about 6 minutes long and worth every second of it.

Track and Field Videos on Flotrack

There were obviously, lots of tactical moments in that 6 minutes that are important for trying to win a race. I’ll only comment on one. Wanjiru used a small hill (the slight incline as you cross the bridge with less than 1/2 mile to go) to put the hurt on. Using natural parts of the course to spur yourself on is a great strategy for any race, especially if you are trying to pass someone.

Being strong over a small hill, using a turn to pick up the pace. These little details can help break your opponent. Even if it is a mental victory in the middle of the pack. Use the course for your advantage.

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Team World Vision Tackles TCM

I had a lot of fun cheering for all of the runners at this year’s Twin Cities Marathon.  I wasn’t sure which of my friends were actually running, so I was caught by surprise as a few of them ran past.  My wife said I looked scary, but I was dressed to be riding my bike on what started in the sub-40’s temp wise and warmed up quite nicely.

I met up with my friend Brad, who also happens to be the regional coordinator for Team World Vision.  We did a lot of cheering for the Team World Vision folks.  Brad brought a bullhorn which you heard right before mile 15 and 26.  He was pretty funny on the bullhorn and most of the runners really enjoyed his cheering and antics.  Several people requested he cheer for certain runners! At mile 26 a woman actually stopped running and did a somersault for us!

We cheered for pretty much everyone who went by and I cheered specifically for the friends that I saw, but the Team World Vision – orange jersey stands out and so I was able to get some good pictures of them.  Below I created short video:

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Twin Cities Marathon Pictures!

Here is a slideshow of all 127 photos from the starting line, Mile 15 and Mile 26.  Great job everyone!

Check out all of the Team World Vision Runners (at least those that I was able to get pictures of!)

World Vision Runner

I hung out with this guy all day!

Brad Cheering

I tried to take pictures of MDRA people as well. Here are the few I got – I did a terrible job at that.

MDRA

But this guy is a true hero. He ran in full camo fatigues, a full pack, and carried the Marine and American Flag! Awesome Job and Thank You!

Marine Runner