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Tessa Stoltenburg

Current location: Omaha, NE

 

Accomplishments:

  • 2020 Olympic Trials Marathon Qualifier 

  • 1st native born South Dakotan to qualify for the Olympic Marathon Trails

  • PB - 2:41:10 Chicago Marathon, 2019

  • 2018 Fargo Half Marathon Winner 

 

Favorite workout: Long 20 mile snowball. You can't beat the feeling after defeating one of those.   

 

Favorite running gear: My GPS watch with podcasts + mapping 

Favorite running memory: Crossing the finish line at the 2019 Chicago Marathon with giant goosebumps 

 

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Amanda Blair  

 

Current Location: Grand Forks, ND

Accomplishments:

  • 2021 Bemidji Blue Ox Marathon winner

  • Completed 15 marathons 

  • 2:49:38 California International Marathon, 2022 

 

Favorite workout: tempo runs 

Favorite running gear: altra escalantes and my Suunto9

 

Favorite running memory: running the Disney world goofy challenge( 1/2 marathon on Saturday and a full marathon on Sunday) it was so fun and magical to run through the parks and be greeted by characters along the way.

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Amy Feit

Current Location: Luverne, MN

 

 

Accomplishments:

  • 2018 Manitoba Marathon Winner

  • 2016 Lake Wobegon Trail Marathon Winner and Women's Course Record Holder

  • Completed in 15 marathons and has taken more than 60 minutes off original PR going from 4:00 to a current PR of 2:51:12

 

Favorite workout: 800 or mile repeats

Favorite running gear: hands free waist leash so I can run my dog Wallace with me 

 

Favorite running memory: running into the stadium and getting to break the finish line tape at the 2018 Manitoba Marathon

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Aryn Embretson

Current Location: Chicago, IL

Accomplishments:

  • 2:48 in first marathon at CIM

  • 35:44 10K PR

  • NCAA DIII All-American in the 10k and Cross Country

 

Favorite workout: Progressive Tempo Run

 

Favorite running gear: My Garmin 

 

Favorite running memory: Surprising myself with a cross country 6k PR after zero running and only cross training for 6 weeks because of injury :) Or placing 5th at nationals in the 10k and feeling like I was smiling the whole time living out a dream!

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Tiegen Lindner

 

Current Location: Sioux Falls, SD

Accomplishments:

  • Personal Bests: 

    • 800 - 1:52​

    • 1500 - 3:48

  • NCAA DII Track Athlete - Augustana University (SF)

  • O'Gorman High School Record holder - 800 & 1600

  • CoSIDA Academic All-American

 

Favorite workout: Long progression run & mile repeats 

 

Favorite running gear: COROS watch

 

Favorite running memory: Waving the Drake Relays flag after a team relay win (Augustana University) & Howard Wood Dakota Relays 800m Special Event (O'Gorman High School)

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Amy Will 

 

Current Location: Warren, MN

Accomplishments:

  • 2019 Grand Forks and Bemidji Blue OX Marathon winners, back to back, 2 weeks apart ​

  • Completed 16 marathons, from 4:07 to 2:57

  • 2:57:17 California International Marathon, 2022 

  • NCAA Div II Tennis - Bemidji State University 

 

Favorite workout: mile repeats  

 

Favorite running gear: Senita sports bra with back pocket 

 

Favorite running memory: breaking the tape at a local marathon for the first time in 2016. That started a fire in me to train harder and to see what I could do in the long distance races!

Leigh Daley 

Current Location: Fargo, ND

Accomplishments:

  • 2018 Fargo Marathon - 1:24:33 (5th overall)

  • 2018 Northfield Turkey Trot 5k Winner - 18:34

Favorite workout: Long Run Workouts – whenever a tempo is embedded into the long run. I love when running big mileage with quicker splits.

 

Favorite running gear: My Garmin - The sick watch tan in the summer always feels like an accomplishment.

Favorite running memory: Running the Fargo Half in 2018 was a really special moment for me. I never really have viewed myself as a super talented runner, so for me to be first overall in my age group and Top 5 women in the place I call “home” was a spectacular feeling. Everything just clicked that day and I have never felt so strong in my life. 

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Kiran Cordes 

 

Current Location: Sioux Falls, SD 

Accomplishments:

  • 2023 Sioux Falls Half Marathon

    • Debut - Runner Up 1:21:25

 

Favorite workout: 3x5K as follows w/ 2 minute rest: 5K @ moderate pace, 5K @ tempo pace, and 5K @ race pace

 

Favorite running gear: My Garmin Forerunner 225

 

Favorite running memory: Running in the 2023 Sioux Falls Half Marathon

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