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Last Year’s Medtronic TC 10 Mile Winner Pursues his Passion and Prepares for Olympic Trials

Matt Gabrielson

My goal is to run a faster race than last year. It should be interesting because the course will be rerouted due to the collapse of the I35W bridge. Because this race is the USA Men’s 10 Mile Championship, there will be a lot of competition before the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team trials — Men’s Marathon in New York. I’m more of a middle distance runner and have already qualified for the Olympic Track and Field trials in Eugene, Oregon next summer. Running didn’t become my passion until after college. When I joined Team USA Minnesota, I found great support from my coach, teammates, and the entire Twin Cities running community.