Denfeld News

May 9, 2008
Duluth News Tribune

Duluth’s Polson front-and-center on cover of state running mag

Jeremy Polson of Duluth earned a spot on the May-June cover of RunMinnesota by starring on the state’s roads during the first half of 2008.

5K title winner

Polson, 30, won the Brian Kraft Memorial five-kilometer race May 26 in Minneapolis in 14 minutes, 47 seconds. The event served as the USA Track & Field-Minnesota 5K championship.

State Record

On April 19, he placed third in the Earth Day Half-Marathon in St. Cloud, Minn., setting a state record for 30-year-old men in 1:07:08.

Cover shot

His cover photo shows the finish of the St. Patrick’s Day Human Race eight-kilometer run March 16 in St. Paul. Polson, a teacher and cross country and track coach at AlBrook High School, won in 24:06, edging Duluthian Eric Hartmark by four seconds.

Runner of the year four times

Four times in the past six years, Polson has been named the state men’s runner of the year by the Minnesota Running Data Center, sharing the 2007 title with Chris Lundstrom.

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