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Boldest Mankato Marathon story to receive life-time bib

4.16.14 MANKATO, MN -  The Mankato Marathon, presented by Mayo Clinic Health System, is looking for bold stories and is offering free race registrations for life for the boldest story. Participants of past Mankato Marathon races or the upcoming 2014 races can submit video stories detailing overcoming a hardship to run a race, an inspiring story of why they started running, or a touching story about why they are running or have ran a Mankato Marathon race.

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Lake Elmo man, 72, to run 75th marathon in Mankato, Minn.

By Paul Blume
10.13.13 – Fox 9 News

LAKE ELMO - Neither age nor cancer can slow down Don Wright, a 72-year-old running enthusiast from Lake Elmo, Minn., who plans to run his 75th marathon in Mankato this upcoming weekend. When asked where his passion for running came from, Wright has a simple answer.
“Right now, it comes from the fact that I can,” he stated.

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Thousands of runners, thousands of dollars:

Event drew more than 4,000 runners, raised money for charities

By Josh Moniz
10.21.13 – Mankato Free Press

MANKATO - A massive crowd of tired, sweaty and ultimately proud runners filled the grounds of the Verizon Wireless Center on Sunday for the third annual Mankato Marathon.  The event drew more than 4,500 runners this year, double the 2,200 runners that participated in the first year of the event.

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Mankato Marathon gets better each year

10.25.13 – Mankato Free Press

MANKATO — The Mankato Marathon has come a long way in just three years. In the inaugural event in 2010, about 2,000 runners participated. This year more than 4,500 runners participated and the number of races has grown — with even toddlers getting in on the fun in the Diaper Dash. With more runners and events come more visitors and fans, bringing a boost to the local economy.

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3.17.14 – Mayo Clinic Health System Returns as Presenting Sponsor of Mankato MarathonRead Full RunningUSA Story
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3.9.14 – Support the Mankato Marathon by forming a Cheer TeamRead Full Mankatotimes.com Story
3.7.14 – Mankato Marathon Cheer Team ramping up for 2014Read Full News Release

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