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Posted: April 26, 2013  

Athletics: Four Olympians Added to Medtronic TC 1 Mile on May 9 in Minneapolis

Winners Could Earn $15,000 with a Victory and a Course Record

St. Paul, Minn. – April 25, 2013 – Four Olympians will add international spice and proven talent to the professional fields at the Medtronic TC 1 Mile to be held May 9 in Minneapolis.

New Zealand’s Nick Willis, the Olympic silver-medalist at 1500m at the Beijing Games in 2008, will join Kenya’s Boaz Lalang, a semifinalist at 800-meters in Beijing, Canada’s Nicole Sifuentes, a 1500-meter semifinalist at the London Games last year, and Australia’s Gen LaCaze, a steeplechaser in London, in the professional waves of the race that runs through the heart of downtown Minneapolis on Nicollet Mall.

The foursome joins defending champions Craig Miller (Colorado Spring, Colo.) and Heather Kampf, a Rosemount, Minnesota native who competes for Team USA Minnesota among announced competitors in the race. Also declared are 2012 Medtronic TC 1 Mile Men’s runner-up Aaron Braun (Flagstaff, Ariz.), newly crowned USA 1 Mile champion Garrett Heath, a native of Winona, Minn., and U.S. Olympic Trials 800-meter finalist Phoebe Wright (Signal Mountain, Tenn.)

The Medtronic TC 1 Mile, organized by Twin Cities In Motion, features an evening of races for runners of all ages and abilities. Action kicks off at 6:53 p.m. and culminates with the professional races at 7:51 p.m. (women) and 8:03 p.m. (men). The Medtronic TC 1 Mile is the fifth stop on the inaugural Bring Back the Mile Tour that includes 14 events and one end-of-the-year gala held across the country and throughout the year.

About Twin Cities In Motion (TCM): Twin Cities In Motion (formerly Twin Cities Marathon, Inc.) is the non-profit organization that provides nationally recognized, high quality running events throughout the year, including the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon. With a mission of promoting healthy lifestyles through running events and community outreach, TCM and its charity partners contribute over $750,000 to related causes annually. For more information, visit TCMEvents.org, Facebook, and follow us on Twitter @tcmarathon.


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