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September 27, 2013

Marathon poster reflects patriotic theme

MANKATO — The 2013 Mankato Marathon print was inspired by the tragic events of the 2013 Boston Marathon.

Ginny Bergerson of Janesville is the winning designer for this year’s Mankato Marathon print. She is The Free Press Media sales director.

Bergerson chose to incorporate Lady Liberty, one of our Mankato symbols, holding the American flag in her poster entry. Lady Liberty sits atop the Blue Earth County Courthouse and can be seen as runners finish our the marathon, half marathon and 10K courses.

The ribbons Bergerson used in the hands of Lady Liberty represent medallions given to the finishers of each race.

The process to choose each year’s commemorative print is a competitive one with a $500 reward for the winner.

The 2013 Mankato Marathon Print will be available at the Mankato Marathon Merchandise Booth at the Scheels Sport & Health Expo Oct. 19 and in the post-race area Oct. 20.

For information about the Mankato Marathon, visit www.mankatomarathon.com.

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