Carrie Tollefson Readies For Debut Marathon

  • By Duncan Larkin
  • Published May. 9, 2013
  • Updated May. 9, 2013 at 11:08 AM UTC
Carrie Tollefston is coming home to Minnesota for her first marathon. Photo:

She has already proven herself on the track and roads in shorter distances.

One of Minnesota’s fastest distance runners is preparing to move up to the marathon.

According to a press release from Twin Cities in Motion, Carrie Tollefson will run her debut at 26.2 miles this October at the 2013 Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon.

Tollefson is a 13-time Minnesota high school state champion.

“It is time for me to join the crazy group of marathoners and have some fun running the streets of the Twin Cities with everyone else,” she said. “I have loved representing this state at different running events around the world and it only made sense to try this event right here where my running career started. I am so excited to run, and scared at the same time.”

The Twin Cities Marathon boasts a field of 12,000 and is already half full.

This year will mark the race’s 32nd year in existence. The marathon course runs from downtown Minneapolis to the State Capitol in St. Paul.

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Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin is the news editor at and a freelance journalist who’s been covering the sport of running for over five years. He’s run 2:32 in the marathon and won the Himalayan 100-Mile Stage Race in 2007. His first running book, RUN SIMPLE, was released last July.

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