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Marathon runner Rae Mohnrmann and Go! St. Louis founder Nancy Lieberman talk about the upcoming Go! marathon with 'St. Louis on the Air' host Don Marsh on April 2, 2015, at St. Louis Public Radio in St. Louis.
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At next weekend’s Go! marathon, Rae Mohrmann will run in her 100th marathon.

Mohrmann, of Ferguson, started running competitively when she was a 30-year-old mother. “I needed another goal,” she told “St. Louis on the Air” host Don Marsh on Thursday. But Mohrmann didn’t run in a marathon until she was 49. She’s now a 67-year-old grandmother, and has run marathons in all 50 states.

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It's marathon weekend in St. Louis, and that means a number of road closures in St. Louis city and county throughout the day on Sunday.

MoDOT will close the following ramps:

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon: Signs of spring are rare, so far. A few daffodils, maybe, but if the lingering cold has you doubting the season’s really arrived, then look to the tens of thousands of runners hitting the streets of St. Louis this weekend for confirmation.

Go! St. Louis Marathon offers several events throughout the weekend, from a marathon and half marathon, a 5K run/walk and children’s fun runs to a mature mile, which this year will feature two 100-year-old participants. (Follow the links to find routes and start times, so you can -- if you're not running -- applaud the efforts of those running by.)

Go! St. Louis

Childhood obesity is an epidemic which has tripled in the last three decades.  Host Don Marsh talks with experts about the disease and ways to prevent it.  Host Don Marsh talks with Amy Moore, a nutrition and dietetics instructor at Saint Louis University and Nancy Lieberman, President and Founder of GO! St. Louis.

Go! St. Louis is a local nonprofit organization which encourages individuals and families in the St. Louis region to adopt an active and healthy lifestyle year round.

Morning headlines: Monday, April 11, 2011

Apr 11, 2011

Jury Selection Begins in Coleman Murder Trial

Jury selection begins today in Perry County Illinois in the trial of Christopher Coleman. That’s according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The former Marine is accused of strangling his wife and two sons and then staging the crime scene with threatening messages on the walls.

(via Flickr/Robert S. Donovan)

Motorists traveling around downtown St. Louis will see traffic backups and delays this weekend as the Missouri Department of Transportation is packing a laundry list of repairs into one, two-day stretch.

MoDOT is making a variety of lane and ramp repairs starting at Grand Boulevard and stretching to the Poplar Street Bridge.

The repairs come during the same weekend that 25,000 runners will be coming downtown for the GO! St. Louis Marathon.

Diana Venker is the area engineer for MoDOT.

Commentary: St. Louis marathon's slow lane offers inspiration

Apr 7, 2008

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon: Cheers to the winners of this year’s St. Louis marathon and related events, now called Go! St. Louis. It takes grit, nerve and a lot of sweat to lead the field. But I found equal inspiration elsewhere during the race — at the back of the pack.

In sports, as in most things, glory falls on the winners. Take the steely Kenyan speedsters who’ve dominated distance events for years. I saw them once as they flew past the finish line of the Boston Marathon, pushing the limits of human endurance. As a jogger who had never entered a race, I was in awe.