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Meet Ben Blankenship

October 03, 2015

Blankenship had a heartbreaking fourth place finish at the 2015 USA Outdoor Chamionships missing the World's team by 0.02 seconds. Now he is looking towards 2016 in Rio.


Carrie Tollefson interviews professional runner and fellow Minnesota native Ben Blankenship. They chat about coming back from injury, his record-setting season and his plans for 2016 and more!

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