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Minnesotans are "Boston Strong!"

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ED. Weather conditions for the Boston Marathon last Monday were nothing short of yucky. Cold (mid 30s), driving rain, VERY windy. For almost everyone, PR dreams were  put on hold. Here, we are posting words on the performances of a few of the MInnesotans who ran. And we encourage other Minnesota participants to comment on MTN's Facebook page, or use the COMMENTs feature below, to let us know how your fared.

 

From Duluth's TIFFANY KARI  (photo) - I made it! I finished the Boston Marathon in what was said to be the worst race conditions in 100 years! Up to 30 mph headwinds, 40 degrees, consistent rain with occasional heavy downpours that became more frequent as we approached the finish line. It was as if Mother Nature was giving us a Grand Finale. It was ridiculous! I had to chuckle. It was the slowest on record in 40 years and I know why. šŸ˜‰

On another high note I was also lucky enough to run with retired Olympic medalist Meb and his 3 hour pace group for the first 15 miles!!! A once in a lifetime!!! He won New York in 2012 and Boston in 2014 amongst many other honors. He came out to honor a young boy killed in the Boston bombing. ...

 

Huge thank you to my crazy friends who love running in epic conditions. Because of you and Malcolm and the Lightspeed trainer I started the race confident and fearless. I knew I could finish. Also huge thank you Davidfor your amazing love, support and enthusiasm. Jim for your optimism, joy and fun demeanor. For years now you have proven to be one of the best race travel partners. And of course huge thank you to my family and friends. Iā€™m always blown away by your encouragement and support. Thank you to the moon & back!

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Tiff wasn't the only Minnesotan who rocked socks in chilly, soggy windy Boston last Monday. Two-time Minnesota Most Improved nominee JORDAN ROBY popped a 2:52 on a day when pro times were off by 7 - 8 minutes for the men and 15+18 minutes for the women. Others we will mention here are decordated tri master JENNIFER FITZHARRIS FUNK (results - 3:35 - and "race nails" pic) and Brainerd Lakes area standout SARA CARLSON (3:37).

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