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Ryan Rutherford, Kevin Lewis Finish 1-2 at Brian Kraft 5k May 29; Team USA Minnesota Runners to Compete at Freihofer’s 5k June 3, Portland Track Festival on June 10

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Minneapolis/St. Paul – May 30, 2017 – Team USA Minnesota’s Ryan Rutherford and Kevin Lewis finished in first and second place at the annual Brian Kraft Memorial 5k at Lake Nokomis in Minneapolis on May 29.  Rutherford crossed the line in 14:15, which was a course record, and Lewis was right behind in 14:18.

USA Track & Field Foundation announces 32 Youth Club Grant recipients

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PITTSBURGH -- The USA Track & Field Foundation Chairman Bob Greifeld and Executive Director Tom Jackovic announced today it has awarded 32 Youth Club Grants to track & field clubs throughout the country. The grants assist young male and female athletes with expenses such as travel to meets, equipment, uniforms and facility rental.

Grandma’s Marathon Becomes Bronze Sponsor of Team USA Minnesota; Provides 10 Entries to Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon for Fundraiser

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Minneapolis/St. Paul – March 15, 2017 – Grandma’s Marathon, which will host its 41st annual weekend of running events in Duluth on June 15-17, has become a bronze sponsor of the Team USA Minnesota Distance Training Center.  As part of the sponsorship, the Grandma’s Marathon organization will also provide Team USA Minnesota with 10 entries to the sold-out Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon to use as a fundraiser.

Five Team USA Minnesota Runners to Compete at USATF 15k Championships in Jacksonville March 11; Jamie Cheever at St. Pat’s Day 5k in Seattle March 12

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Minneapolis/St. Paul – March 7, 2017 – Five Team USA Minnesota distance runners – Meghan Peyton, Jon Peterson, Rob Molke, Kevin Lewis and Ryan Rutherford – will be among the deep field of competitors at the USATF 15k Championships in Jacksonville on March 11.  The championships will be run in conjunction with the 40th annual Gate River Run which will have some 20,000 participants.

HOKA ONE ONE Announces Aggies Running Club Sponsorship

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The historic running club and fast-growing running shoe brand share many of the same roots, and both have big goals for 2017 and beyond - OLETA, CALIF. (Feb. 28, 2017) — HOKA ONE ONE®, a division of Deckers Brands (NYSE: DECK), has partnered with the Aggies Running Club through 2021. Founded in 1976 and based in Northern and Central California, the all-comers club consists of open, masters and social divisions. Elite runners meeting certain time standards are eligible for the Aggies’ Olympic Development Program. The Aggies are part of the Pacific Association of USA Track & Field.