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Taylor Swift Pens Song About Stephen From Love and Theft [Breakfast Club Interview Audio]

I had the honor of interviewing Love and Theft, the band that will headline Friday night under the big top tent at Grandma's Marathon.  I talked with Stephen, which is EXACTLY who I wanted to dish the dirt on the song that Taylor Swift wrote about him.  Listen to see if it was another one of Taylor's famous "love me and leave me songs".

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Photo by Nick Cooper
Photo by Nick Cooper
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Grandmas Marathon Announces the 2014 Marsh Nelson Media Award Recipient

One thing I look forward to each year with Grandmas Marathon is finding out who will receive the Marsh Nelson Media Award. It takes so many people to create a successful event, but of course I favor the media.

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Photo by Nick Cooper
Photo by Nick Cooper
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Grandmas Marathon Reopens Registration In Wake Of Minneapolis Marathon Cancellation

Dangerous thunderstorms Sunday morning forced the cancellation of the Minneapolis Marathon.  This must be so hard for the runners who train long and hard for the race, only to have their moment taken away due to weather.

Grandmas Marathon has stepped up and now runners have a chance to get a marathon in yet this month.

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Photo Courtesy of Jeff Frey & Associates
Photo Courtesy of Jeff Frey & Associates
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Registration For Runner Tracking At Grandma’s Marathon Available June 1st; Track Up To 4 Runners Again This Year

Runner tracking is back this year for Grandmas Marathon and the Gary Bjorklund Half Marathon.  Being a runner of the half marathon, along with family members, I can personally vouch for how handy this is.  Rather than have to guess at when a runner may be at certain check points and the finish line, this tool let's you really narrows down when you should be looking for them to cheer them on.

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(Photo by Terry Wyatt/Getty Images)
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Win Tickets & Meet n Greets To Love and Theft and Ashley Monroe at Grandma’s Marathon Big Top Tents

Each morning on the Breakfast Club, listen for the Love & Theft cue to call!  When you hear it, be caller 15 and you can win a pair of tickets to both Friday and Saturday's Grandma's Big Top Entertainment Tents!  You'll also win Meet n Greets for Friday night's performers:  Love & Theft and Ashley Monroe of the Pistol Annies.

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Photo by Nick Cooper
Photo by Nick Cooper
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Grandma’s Marathon Registration to Close May 31 And Volunteers Are Still Needed

Have you been active since winter and feeling great?  Perhaps it's time to challenge yourself by signing up for this years Grandmas Marathon! Registration for the 38th running of Grandma's Marathon will remain open through Saturday, May 31.

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Traffic Advisory And Parking Information For The Fitger’s 5K Race this Saturday

This past Tuesday, was the anniversary of the horrific Boston Marathon bombings of last year.  As many runners are preparing for our own local Fitger's 5K this Saturday,  we continue to keep those that were affected physically and emotionally by the Boston Marathon bombings in our thoughts.  Every year the Duluth Police Department provides a traffic advisory and I wanted to share that with you to help plan the best route for travel that day.

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Grandma’s Marathon Rudy Perpich Public Service Award Nominations Taken Through April 11

Grandma's Marathon is grateful for their numerous volunteers that put in countless hours before, during and after the race.  For years, they have recognized, a public employee or elected official that is worthy of  receiving the prestigious Rudy Perpich Public Service Award.  Who will you nominate this year??

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William A. Irvin 5K Will Be Capped at 2,000 Runners, Will You Be Part of the Pack?

Grandma's Marathon caps the William A. Irvin 5K at 2,000 runners, a 100 runner increase from last year.  Will you be part of the pack?  Besides the Whippersnapper Races, this is the kick-off to Grandma's Marathon weekend.  WAY more than 2,000 people register for a bib number for this race, so mark your calendars for March 13, that's when registration opens for this popular race!

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Photo by Nick Cooper
Photo by Nick Cooper
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Need Added Inspiration? Attend Gearing Up For Grandma’s 2014 Featuring Carrie Tollefson

Registration is open, the weather is warmer and it’s time to think about Grandmas Marathon Weekend! Have you started training yet?  If not, and need inspiration, or if you have and are looking for valuable information then you'll want to attend the annual Gearing Up for Grandma’s pre-race seminar.

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Tighten Your Shoelaces, Grandma’s Marathon Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon Registration Opens Monday

It's always hard to think about June and Grandma's Marathon with temperatures below zero and snow on the ground but honestly, training for some is year round.  One thing you DO have to think about, whether you've made the decision to run the Garry Bjorklund half marathon or not is getting your name in the lottery NOW.  Registration opens Monday, it's your first step to insure you are on the 13.1 mile course in June!

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Photo by William Thomas Cain/Getty Images
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New Grandma’s Marathon Event Set for March 15 and You Can Register Right Here

It's always fun to be a part of the first year of an event.  Runners, here's your chance to take part in the first running of a new, untimed, event hosted by Grandma's Marathon that benefits the Young Athletes Foundation.

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