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Posted: October 5, 2016:  

Athletics: Olympic Silver Medalist Paul Wylie Headlines Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Health & Fitness Expo Speakers

Triathlete/Dietician, Another Mother Runner Authors Also Among Featured Presenters

St. Paul, Minn. - October 4, 2016 - Olympic silver medalist Paul Wylie, triathlete and dietician Michele Tuttle, and Sarah Bowen Shea and Dimity McDowell of Another Mother Runner will headline the free seminar lineup at the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Health & Fitness Expo at Saint Paul RiverCentre on October 7 & 8.

Wylie, the 1992 Olympic menís figure skating silver medalist and the Honorary Captain of 2016 Global Heroes team competing in the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon and Medtronic TC 10 Mile, will share the story of his sudden cardiac arrest and subsequent recovery thanks to an implanted medical device. On Sunday, Wylie will compete in the Medtronic TC 10 Mile.

Tuttleís talk, "Athleteís Table " What, When and How to Eat for your Best Performance,- will feature insights from the multisport athlete and registered dietician. Bowen Shea and McDowell, co-authors of the popular Another Mother Runners series of books and leaders of the online community the books spawned, will offer a talk titled, "Excel + Enjoy: How to Race Like a Mother."

The two days of free expo seminars speakers will also include respected local coach Dennis Barker and a roster of experts from Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine. Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine presenters will speak on a wide variety of topics including injury prevention and treatment and nutrition strategies during and after competition.

Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine is a proud sponsor of the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon. More than 4,200 physicians, scientists and researchers, and 52,900 allied health staff work at Mayo Clinic, which has campuses in Rochester, Minn; Jacksonville, Fla; and Scottsdale/Phoenix, Ariz; and at community-based providers in more than 70 locations in southern Minnesota, western Wisconsin, and northeast Iowa.

The Health & Fitness Expo at Saint Paul RiverCentre is an exciting part of a full weekend of running and fitness activity in Minneapolis and St. Paul centered on the 35th anniversary Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Weekend. The event has something for everyone, and which includes free coffee from Caribou Coffee, chips from Old Dutch, exclusive Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon apparel, and exclusive deals from a variety of athletic retailers.

The Health & Fitness Expo opens Friday, October 7 at 11:00 a.m. and runs until 8:00 p.m. that evening. On Saturday, October 8, the Expo is open from 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. A complete listing of seminar presenters can be found here.

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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