Sunday, October 06, 2013

Peterson and Paulsen Win Medtronic TCM 10

Jon Peterson soloing to victory in the Medtronic TC 10 Mile
Photo by Gene Niemi
Team USA Minnesota's Jon Peterson won the men's title in 49:02 and Twin Cities Track Club's Laura Paulsen the women's in 58:46 at the Medtronic TC 10 Mile on a brisk, sunny Sunday morning.

Peterson, sporting a freshly cut Mohawk, was using the race as a training run.  His focus for 2014 will be on the track with road races mixed in.  He had hoped to run under 48 minutes on Sunday, but was going solo, so the pace fluctuated between 4:42 and 5:04 per mile.

Paulsen was using the TC 10 as preparation for the November 17 Big Sur Marathon.  She had run last year's TC 10 in 58:09,  and with this year's field not as competitive, she thought she could place in the top five, maybe get the win.  Like Peterson, she soloed to her win, but wasn't entertaining thoughts of victory until three miles to go.

"My goal was to run under 60 minutes," she said.  "I wasn't sure of the win until I crossed the finish line.

Laura Paulson cruising to victory.
Photo by Gene Niemi

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