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Tierney Wolfgram Breaks Age Group World Record In Marathon

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Math & Science Academy sophomore Tierney Wolfgram ran at one of the largest meets in Minnesota at this time a year ago. 

Leading up to the Swain Invitational in Duluth, however, the star sophomore was a scratch. 

Turns out, there was a very good reason.

The 15-year-old Wolfgram ran the Medtronic Twins Cities Marathon on Sunday in Minneapolis, finishing sixth overall in a new world age group record of 2 hours, 40 minutes and 3 seconds. 

She surpassed the former record of 2:40.48 last set by Jung-Sook Lee in 1986. 

Our own Minnesota MileSplit editor Mark Rice was watching the race -- to cheer on his brother-in-law -- and began to track Woflgram's times from her first 5K (17:32) through the 10K (35:32) to the 15 mile mark (1:28:10) all the way to the finish. 

She was just over 2:37 pace through 30K when she crossed the matt in 1:50.43 and began to fatigue at the 21-mile mark, but caught the whiff of adrenaline late, closing strong for the record. 

She crossed the 24-mile marker in 2:25.45. 

More to come of Wolfgram's achievement. 



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