How cool is this? For years Justice Alan Page has cheered on runners in the @tcmarathon, with wife Diane Sims Page at his side. Despite her passing just over a week ago, Mr. Page was still out there this morning. @4KatieSteiner will have the story on @wcco at 5:30pm. pic.twitter.com/kuhuQOvqSc
— Guy Still (@mplstvguy) October 7, 2018
In the category of uniquely Minnesotan, Alan Page playing his sousaphone on the route of the Twin Cities Marathon near Kenwood Park still stands above all others.
The idea that a Minnesota Supreme Court justice and his wife would be out with the little people was nothing if not comforting.
“It became a tradition after the first time we did it,” Page told the Star Tribune’s Rachel Blount in a 2010 story. “When I ran around the lakes, people training for the marathon would ask whether I’d be there again.
His wife, Diane, died eight days ago. In her honor, Page again stood at Knox and Douglas on Sunday.