FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Gearing Up for Grandma's 2009
Lundstrom to Speak at Pre-race Training Seminar
If you are training for a race during Grandma's Marathon weekend, then you
won't want to miss the annual Gearing Up for Grandma's pre-race seminar on
Saturday, March 21. Join SMDC Health System, the Duluth News Tribune and
Grandma's Marathon for this free event from 9 – 11 a.m. in SMDC Health
System's First Street Building at 420 East First Street.
One of the runners getting prepared for the June 20 Grandma's Marathon is
the seminar's featured guest speaker — Chris Lundstrom. A Team USA
Minnesota member since 2001, Lundstrom ran his debut marathon at Grandma's
in 2001, finishing 15th with a time of 2:23:28. His personal best marathon
time is 2:17:34, which he set at the 2006 USA Marathon Championships. He
has also competed twice in the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials.
A graduate of Northfield (Minn.) High School, Lundstrom holds the record as
the fastest Minnesotan to run the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon. His time
of 1:05:12 in 2002 places him fourth fastest overall in the race's 18-year
history. Last year, he finished 7th in 1:07:22.
Other presenters include Dr. Kenji Sudoh, a SMDC Health System
orthopaedist, Heather Roy, a SMDC Health System dietician, and Jim Stukel,
owner of The Athlete's Foot. Following the individual presentations, a
question and answer session will be held with all of the presenters.
For more information on Gearing Up for Grandma's, call (218) 727-0947.