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Posted: March 19, 2016:  

Athletics: Sathre, Rice Win Hot Dash 10 Mile with Event Records

More than 3600 Compete in Minnesota-themed 10 Mile & 5K Event

Minneapolis, Minn. - March 19, 2016 - Ben Sathre of Chaska and Lauren Rice of Minneapolis won this morningís Hot Dash 10 Mile, presented by Fleet Feet Marathon Sports, both setting event records on the Minneapolis riverfront course.

Sathre, a former University of St. Thomas star, ran 50:59 to win the menís title. Rice, an Augsburg College standout, clocked 1:00:19 for the womenís title. The pair earned $500 each for their winning efforts.

Rounding out the top-three in the menís competition were Dan Docherty of St. Paul, runner-up in 51:17 and Trevor Zimak of Thunder Bay, third in 52:00.

"I was hoping to go right around 50 - five-minute pace - but, you know, you wake up, you see snow on the ground and everything changes," Sathre said at the finish line. "So then, I said, you know what, Iím just going to go by feel. But, Iím happy with it. Itís a good start to the season."

Rounding out the womenís top three were Aileen Cole of Minneapolis, runner-up in 1:02:43, and Jayne Cole of St. Paul, third in 1:05:27.

"There werenít any other women around me, but there were a lot of guys around me, so that was nice, at least I could see someone the whole time," Rice said. "It was pretty windy in the first half, but it was so great running in the pack. I was trying to get a really nice hard effort in, so the race went super well for me."

In the eventís 5K race, Andrea Rediger of Minneapolis topped all runners in a womenís event record 17:23. Scott Richnavsky of Maple Grove won the menís title in 17:24.

More than 3600 runners competed in the races, which took place after an early morning snow shower that kept the temperature near 30 degrees for much of the morning. In keeping with the eventís Minnesota-based theme, the race, staged at Father Hennepin Bluffs Park along the Minneapolis riverfront, featured post-race hotdish, a winter beard and lumberjack costume contest, and hundreds of runners dressed in plaid flannel.

"It was a great day to kick off the spring racing season and celebrate all things Minnesota," Twin Cities In Motion Executive Director Virginia Brophy Achman said. "The staff and our volunteers enjoy organizing an event that runners of all paces are excited about."

Twin Cities In Motionís next event is the Medtronic TC 1 Mile held near the Guthrie Theater and Gold Medal Park in Minneapolis on Thursday evening, May 12.

About Twin Cities In Motion (TCM): Twin Cities In Motion organizes the regionís premier running events, including the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon, a Top 10 U.S. Marathon. With a mission of promoting healthy lifestyles through running events and community outreach, TCM contributes a portion of every race dollar to local youth and professional athletes and helps raise more than $950,000 annually with its charity partners. For more information, visit us at TCMEvents.org, or find us on Facebook and on Twitter @tcmarathon.


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