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

Trainer savors ride on win streak

Stacy Charette-Hill’s quarter horses have so far won 10 of 13 races at Canterbury Park.

Updated: July 04, 2013, - 11:22 PM

Now a Cal Bear, swimmer Bootsma remains golden

The Olympian from Eden Prairie had a stellar freshman season.

Updated: June 26, 2013, - 12:13 AM

Five Gophers, Lamoureux sisters named to Olympic roster

Five current or former Gophers were selected Monday to the U.S. women’s national hockey team, making the 25-member preliminary roster for the 2014 Olympics.

Updated: June 24, 2013, - 09:32 PM

Ethiopian shoots for Grandma’s record, settles for victory

Bazu Worku didn't quite get the time he wanted, but first place was still a satisfying goal he reached.

Updated: June 23, 2013, - 08:57 AM

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

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