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

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

Wrestlers are making a case for an Olympic reversal

Changes in the sport and its administration are designed to regain Olympic approval for 2020.

Updated: May 29, 2013, - 11:15 AM

Minnesota State Mankato athletics enjoying a banner year

Minnesota State Mankato has flexed its muscles throughout the 2012-13 school year, piling up conference titles and enjoying NCAA success.

Updated: May 23, 2013, - 07:16 AM

Oklahoma tornado hits home for local racehorse trainer

Trainer Randy Weidner of Rosemount lost 12 horses and much more in Monday's powerful storm. Friends in the Minnesota racing community now are working to ensure he doesn't lose his livelihood, too.

Updated: May 23, 2013, - 06:47 AM

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