4200 Runners Compete in the Minnesota-themed 5K and 10 Mile Event
Sathre, 26, the defending champion, ran the Mississippi riverfront course which started and finished near Boom Island, in 49:59 to win the men’s title and establish a new event record. Rediger, 28, clocked 57:24 for the women’s title and event record. Each earned $500 for their efforts.
Sathre tried to use the breezy, 40 degree conditions to his advantage. “We had a nice tailwind the first half, so I just rolled into a pace and tried to hold it coming back,” Sathre said. “I just had to stay strong coming back into the wind.”
Rounding out the top three in the men’s competition were Tyler Jermann of St. Paul, runner-up in 51:19, and Eric Loeffler of Minneapolis, third in 51:28.
Rediger got off to a good start in the women's race which paid off in the end. “Right away at the half-mile or so, I knew I was in the lead,” Rediger said. “I hit the mile on my target and I felt good from there. My time was a big personal best for me, so I can’t complain about anything.”
Joining Rediger at the front of the women’s pack were defending champ Lauren Rice of Minneapolis, runner-up in 1:00:59, and Elise Sigg of Bloomer, Wisc., third in 1:01:14.
The winners of the companion 5K race were Brendan Sheehan, 27, of Minneapolis, who ran 16:53 and Jayne Cole, 25, of St. Paul, who clocked 18:43.
Complete results can be found at tcmevents.org.
In all, exactly 4200 runners finished the fast-growing 3rd annual event, which celebrated a Minnesota theme including lumberjack costume contests and free finish line hot dish, the state’s signature comfort food.
“It’s fun to put on an event that celebrates Minnesota, Minnesota running, and the beginning of spring,” Twin Cities In Motion executive director Virginia Brophy Achman said. “The people running with us today have stayed fit over the winter and their reward was a nice day to run and lots of food and fun at the finish line.”
About Twin Cities In Motion (TCM)
Twin Cities In Motion organizes the region’s premier running events, including the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon, a Top 10 U.S. Marathon. With a mission of promoting healthy lifestyles through running events and community outreach, TCM is proud to provide financial support to youth and professional athlete initiatives. Collectively, TCM and its charity partners that fundraise at TCM events give back more than $1 million annually to a variety of causes. For more information, visit us at tcmevents.org, or find us on Facebook and on Twitter @tcmarathon.