IN THE NEWS

Twenty Years and Still Running

by Shelia Maddock Many of the events or activities that become an integral part of our lives result from careful thought and long-term planning; others.... happen almost unexpectedly. As I lined up to run the inaugural Des Moines Half Marathon, little did I realize...

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Bless this Run

by Ann Clinton I always trace my finger over it as I double knot the strings of my trainers in advance of a workout. It’s my prayerful ritual that sets me up for whatever is ahead. Some days it takes an act of God to get me running. Other days, I practically trip over...

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The Unconventional Athlete

by Stefanie Harper You have to start somewhere. 9 years ago, I began a journey that is anything but ordinary or predictable. The start of my journey can be credited, in part, to the exhilaration I felt after completing my first 5k. As everything else related to my...

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See You On The Trails

by James Lensing Hi, I’m James. While I am new to blogging, I am not new to running. I ran my first road race in 2010. Since then, I have completed over 60 races (I know what you’re thinking-- that’s a lot of t-shirts, and yes, it is) including 5K’s, 4-miler's, 8K’s,...

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It’s a Matter of Perspective

by Tori Christie I had a friend in college who noted that his life was so much more interesting when he put theme music to his actions and activities, particularly the seemingly mundane ones. His perfunctory walks across campus could elevate from desultory commutes to...

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A Race Gone Wrong

by Jamie Logan When January first hit, I was ready to move forward and away from 2020 as quickly as possible. I sat down with my calendar, set some big running goals, and made a detailed plan to achieve them. I had a marathon finishing time in mind, a solid plan to...

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Digital Images presented by Wolfe Eye Clinic

Des Moines, IA (May 12, 2021) – The IMT Des Moines Marathon is pleased to announce free digital images presented by Wolfe Eye Clinic for all athletes participating in the races this year. MarathonFoto, the official event photography provider for the IMT Des Moines...

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Jeff Galloway Returns to DSM

May 6, 2021 (Des Moines, IA) U.S. Olympian and author Jeff Galloway will bring his acclaimed “Running Master Class” running school to the 2021 IMT Des Moines Marathon weekend, organizers announced today. Jeff Galloway’s unique program has successfully guided more than...

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