Rachel Blount

Reporter/Columnist | Sports
Phone: 612-673-4389
Rachel Blount is a sports columnist and general assignment reporter, with a particular emphasis on Olympic sports.

Recent content from Rachel Blount

Women's Grandma's winner made her fast pace last

Sarah Kiptoo quieted her doubts and pulled away.

Updated: June 23, 2013, - 12:30 AM

USA Half Marathon winner's strategy pays off in victory

Mo Trafeh, 28, earned his eighth U.S. title on a foggy, damp, 46-degree morning. He took the lead for good with about a third of a mile to go and earned $13,500 for the victory.

Updated: June 23, 2013, - 12:29 AM

Californian wins men's half at Grandma's Marathon

His strategy evolved during his practice sessions, when Mo Trafeh acclimated his body to the rhythm: go out fast, then relax and regroup. Saturday in Duluth, it paved the way to his second USA Half Marathon championship in course-record time.

Updated: June 22, 2013, - 09:57 AM

Grandma's Marathon notes: Record-breaking finish looks very likely, Beardsley predicts

DULUTH – As a first-time entrant at Grandma’s Marathon, Bazu Worku had no idea how many runners had tried —...

Updated: June 22, 2013, - 08:16 AM

Minnesota driver takes big leap to dream race: Le Mans

Mankato optometrist Matt Downs steered up the auto racing ranks for 17 years to win a spot in one of the world’s great races.

Updated: June 21, 2013, - 10:41 PM

It wouldn't be Grandma's Marathon without loyal trio

For the 37th year in a row, the calendars of Joe Johnson, Jim Nowak and John Naslund will say the same thing: Busy, gone running.

Updated: June 21, 2013, - 11:30 AM

Heliskier recovering after stumble at Canterbury on Sunday

The Minnesota-bred gelding Heliskier is undefeated no more, but he is expected to recover fully after being taken off the track in a van Sunday following a hard stumble at Canterbury Park

Updated: June 18, 2013, - 01:20 AM

Canterbury jockey offers brotherly advice: Get back in the saddle

Gary Stevens will ride today at Belmont, his unretirement guided by sibling Scott, a Canterbury star.

Updated: June 08, 2013, - 09:35 AM

Female naval engineer turned racecar driver set to run at Elko

Milka Duno was a naval engineer in her native Venezuela before finding her destiny in auto racing. She is a pioneer for women drivers.

Updated: May 31, 2013, - 12:37 AM

Wrestling takes step toward remaining in Olympics

The sport is one of three finalists to stay in the 2020 Olympics but faces a final vote in September.

Updated: May 30, 2013, - 01:14 AM

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