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Alexandria area running enthusiasts checked their watches at the start of their 12K run beginning at Big Ole Central Park on Wednesday. The run began at 12 minutes and 12 seconds after 12 noon. (Photo by Lowell Anderson)

12/12/12 - A reason to run

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December 12, 2012 wasn't just your run-of-the-mill Wednesday.

It was 12/12/12 - reason enough for a group of local running enthusiasts to organize a special event.


Fourteen members of the Alexandria Runners of Unusual Speed (ROUS), two more than expected, gathered for a race at Big Ole Central Park.

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Al Edenloff
Al Edenloff is the news and opinion page editor for the Echo Press. He was born in Alexandria and lived most of his childhood in Parkers Prairie. He graduated with honors from Moorhead State University with a degree in mass communications, print journalism. He interned at the Echo Press in the summer of 1983 and was hired a year later as a sports reporter. He also worked as a news reporter/photographer. Al is a four-time winner of the Minnesota Newspaper Association's Herman Roe Award, which honors excellence in editorial writing.  
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