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Jen Hoglund and Randy Olson
Mike Ward
September 11, 2018
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Lifetime Skater Interviews

In this segment, NorthShore interviews a select, exclusive group of skaters who have completed every single NorthShore Inline Marathon since the inaugural race in 1996. Today, we are on double duty, talking with both Jen Hoglund and Randy Olson. They ar...

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Medical Care by Athletes for Athletes
Mike Ward
September 10, 2018
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News, Race Information

A lot can happen during a race. “Dehydration, hyperthermia, abrasions, sprains, and fractures, are all common,” said Dr. Jesse Coenen, medical director of the NorthShore Inline Marathon and family medicine physician at St. Luke’s Medical Arts Clinic. That’s why ...

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New Finish Line for 2018 NorthShore Races
Mike Ward
September 6, 2018
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News, Race Information

On August 14, 2018, NorthShore Inline Marathon (NSIM) Executive Director Skeeter Moore and Race Director Mike Ward met with the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center (DECC) staff and City of Duluth officials to discuss a major construction concern that impacts the 2018...

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Get Out of Your Comfort Zone To Get Better
Mike Ward
August 17, 2018
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Matzger's Blog

Recently, the Thai National Speedskating Team came to our place in Thailand for a training camp. It reminded me of the days when I went to camps in the late 80's to work out with ice speedskaters. Run by speedskating goddess Dianne Holum, these camps were absolutely bru...

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Skate & Sip – Munger Trail Edition
Mike Ward
August 13, 2018
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Events, News, Training

Join us for the bi-weekly Skate & Sip skating group at a special edition location on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at 6pm. We'll skate on the newly repaved Munger Trail in western Duluth, which is a beautiful paved trail perfect for skating. Meet at the Munger Trail T...

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Don’t Stack in the Pack
Mike Ward
August 3, 2018
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Matzger's Blog

The other day as I moved alongside the pack to take a photo, I clicked skates with the lead skater, who looked at me and gave me the stinkeye. She was pushing with her right skate and I with my left, and we were lucky to both escape a worse fate. If anyone was to blame ...

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Rollerblade Endurace 110 Giveaway
Mike Ward
July 30, 2018
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Gear, News, Registration

Our sponsor Rollerblade is giving away two pairs of skates (one men's and one women's). The Rollerblade Endurace 110 ($399 value) is a perfect marathon skate for anyone trying to up their game and shave off minutes from their marathon time. Here's how you win: ge...

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