He was instrumental in the race's success since 1980.
Runners can take part in 25 races located in different parts of the state.
The race offers a $60,000 prize purse and a $10,000 "equalizer bonus".
The Minnesotan is to face competition from strong international field at the 30th edition.
The inaugural, hands-on camp is set for July 14-17 in Minneapolis
He stopped up short with 60 meters to go.
All her marathons have gotten progressively faster.
Two high-school athletes were chosen from 107 candidates.
They've been taking part in the race since its inception.