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Rep. Tim Walz leads men in Mankato 5K Saturday

Posted by: Allison Sherry under Morning Hot Dish newsletter, 1st District, Minnesota congressional Updated: March 31, 2014 - 3:51 PM

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Tim Walz, who has peeled off 85 pounds in the last year, bested all other men in a YMCA 5k over the weekend in Mankato.

Running roughly 6 minute, 30 second miles, the 49-year-old Walz, a Democrat, took second place in the LiveStrong YMCA 5k. He finished in 20 minutes, 24 seconds.

He was beaten only by Jill Nolta, a 27-year-old runner who came in at 18 minutes, 44 seconds. According to a Google search, Nolta often takes first place in these types of events.

Walz's spokesman says the congressman is training for a marathon and often goes jogging before work on the National Mall when Congress is in session.

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