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.