Steve Aggergaard is a writer, editor, lawyer, educator, and runner who lives in Saint Paul, Minnesota.
Steve was a terrible athlete as a kid. But then, just shy of his 19th birthday, he took up running and has never looked back.
For 25 years, he ran only short distances, mainly for stress relief and to stay in shape. At age 44, he took up long-distance running. Between 2012 and 2019, Steve completed 19 marathons including four Boston Marathons. The 2020 Boston Marathon, rescheduled for September 2020, is to be his 20th marathon. He holds a running coach certification from the Road Runners Club of America.
Steve began writing professionally at age 17. He worked as a daily newspaper journalist at newspapers in Fort Dodge, Iowa; Duluth, Minnesota; and Saint Paul, Minnesota.
In 2000, Steve began attending William Mitchell College of Law. He graduated in 2004 and started his second career as a lawyer. He practiced civil litigation and appellate law at Minneapolis law firms until 2017.
Today, Steve teaches legal writing and legal ethics at Mitchell Hamline School of Law in Saint Paul, Minnesota, which is situated on Summit Avenue just beyond Mile 24 of the Twin Cities Marathon. He writes regularly about legal issues for both legal and nonlegal audiences.
Steve and his wife live in Saint Paul, where the sidewalks might be bad but the running life is good.