Teri J Dwyer (tjdwyer)


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TJ's Turf

TJ's Turf began as a print column in 2001 and migrated online as a blog in 2009. I tell the inspiring and informative stories of athletes, adventures and events. TJ's Turf emphasizes stories big and small, from elite-level competitors to citizen athletes.

Running in the News... Five for Friday
This was a fun week in running news. Find out what it's really like to be an ultramarathoner and what motivated Alex Nemet to complete seven races of 100 miles (or more) in just six months. A documentary about the amazing Girls on Run organization ...[Read on]
Kenyan Distance Domination
Leading up to last weekend's New York City Marathon there was great coverage of the elite athletes, as always. But this year's attention focused heavily on Kenyans, with good reason, as you will read.This NPR piece – "How One Kenyan Tribe ...[Read on]
Running in the News...
Five for FridayHere are five articles I found especially noteworthy from this week's running-related media coverage. Please let me know what you think!This very interesting article in The New York Times describes a group of runners training for this weeke...[Read on]
Cyndi Elias, Kickin' Cancer's Butt
I first read heard about Cyndi Elias last October when I read her story in this "Turning Point" column in the Saint Paul Pioneer Press. At that point, she was training for the 2012 NYC Marathon. She was one of the many registered runners who tra...[Read on]
Upper Midwest Races, Serious about their Series-the Great Lakes Marathon Series
Yesterday, Grandma's Marathon in Duluth, Minn., announced another interesting partnership – the Great Lakes Marathon Series.The Great Lakes Marathon Series is a collaboration of 25 marathons in the U.S. and Canada that take place al...[Read on]
Long Run(ning Stories): Longform journalism on running from the NY Times
I'm a fan of long-form journalism. I've always enjoyed reading well-researched, in-depth articles on topics that matter to me. Recently, two such running-related articles caught my attention.Tim DanielsonNYTimes.com"After the Mile" in The N...[Read on]
Rocky Mountain High on the Prairie (Colorado Running Hall of Fame)
Yesterday, the Colorado Running Hall of Fame announced the inductees to their 2013 class.Three of the athletes have impressive running histories in Minnesota as well.Jane WelzelJane Welzel was the National Marathon Champion (2:33:25) in 1990 (Grandma...[Read on]
Like Mother, Like Daughter: Beth Heiden Reid & Joanne Reid
When Colorado Bulldog Senior Joanne Reid won the women's 15-kilometer freestyle mass start at the 2013 NCAA Skiing Championships yesterday, it was even more momentous than handily claiming a national title.Joanne Reid (photo court...[Read on]
Forest for the Trees - or Who the Heck is K.V. Switzer?
In the 1980s, I was deep in the throes of track & field fever. The 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles had only solidified my burgeoning love of this new (to me, at least) sport.I was in high school at the time and went back to school in the Fall stil...[Read on]
Joan Benoit Samuelson & Kathrine Switzer
There's an exciting week ahead for women runners as well as running fans in general.From a personal standpoint, these celebrations of leaders in women's running couldn't have come at a better time. I'm working on a number of projects relate...[Read on]