Tag: Marathon

Olympian known as honest, compassionate competitor motivated by faith

Olympian known as honest, compassionate competitor motivated by faith

| Ken Niezgoda | August 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

Galen Rupp is slowly chiseling his place in history.

On the final day of the 2016 Rio Olympics Aug. 21, Rupp became the first American-born athlete to medal in the marathon in 40 years as he earned the bronze. As he crossed the finish line, the graduate of Central Catholic High School in Portland made the sign of the cross.

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Father Lundgren will run TC Marathon as fundraiser

Father Lundgren will run TC Marathon as fundraiser

| October 2, 2015 | 1 Comment

For the second time in his life, Father Erik Lundgren, parochial administrator at Sts. Joachim and Anne in Shakopee, is running the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon to celebrate his birthday. The first time, in 2012, it was to celebrate his 30th birthday. This year, it’s for another significant milestone. The event takes place Oct. 4, with the course going past the Cathedral of St. Paul and ending near the State Capitol.

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Running a marathon for marriage

Running a marathon for marriage

| September 27, 2012 | 5 Comments

On a cold Friday morning in February, Teresa McCarthy of Holy Family in St. Louis Park faced a dilemma. After attending Mass at the parish, someone asked her to join a group of women for coffee. The problem? “I gave up coffee on Fridays,” she said.

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Priest will run on his birthday to raise money for parish school

Priest will run on his birthday to raise money for parish school

| September 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

Father Erik Lundgren of Divine Mercy in Faribault has an unusual idea for celebrating his birthday.

He wants to run a marathon. It just so happens that his birthday falls on the day of the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon, Sunday, Oct. 7.

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Marathon man

Marathon man

| September 27, 2011 | 0 Comments

What does Oprah have to do with a local priest running the Twin Cities Marathon?

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