Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Jacobsen to run Twin Cities Marathon

Postbulletin.com - Full Article

September 30 2013

Paul Christian, pchristian@postbulletin.com

Van Jacobsen has completed several endurance races before, from a distance ranging from 50 to 100 miles.

But all of them have come while riding on a horse. He is endorsed by the American Endurance Ride Conference, which sponsors these types of races.

Sunday he will attempt another endurance test, but this time with no horse; it will be on foot. The 58-year-old Jacobsen will be at the starting line for the 34th annual Twin Cities Marathon, which is his first running venture at 26.2 miles.

"If you had told me a few years ago that I would be running a marathon, I would have said absolutely not," he said. "But here I am...'"

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