TWIN CITIES MARATHON
Times: Marathon begins at 8 a.m. TCM 10-mile begins at 7 a.m.
Where: Begins at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, ends at State Capitol in St. Paul.
Notable: The 10-mile race is the U.S. championship.
Weather forecast: mostly cloudy, slight chance of rain, morning temperatures in the 40s.
Marathon prize money: $59,000. Winners get $10,000 each.
Marathon course records: Phil Coppess, 1985, 2 hours, 10 minutes, 5 seconds; Zinaida Semenova, 2001, and Irina Permitina, 2004, 2:26:51
Marathon favorites: Kenyans Dominic Ondoro (pr 2:08:00), Abraham Chelanga (2:08:43) and Elisha Barno (2:10:38). Women: Kenyans Sarah Kiptoo (pr 2:26:31), Doreen Kitaka (2:30:21), Edna Kimaiyo (2:31:35).
2014 marathon winners: Tyler Pennel, Blowing Rock, N.C., 2:13:32. Esther Erb, Richmond, Va., 2:34:00.
Marathon entrants: 11,473
10-mile prize money: $81,000. Winners get $12,000 each, and there is a $10,000 award to the “equalizer” winner of the 10-mile, with the elite women getting a 6-minute, 18-second head start.
10-mile course records: Abdi Abdirahman, 2009, 46:35; Kara Goucher, 2008, 53:16.
10-mile favorites: Abdirahman, Tucson, Ariz., (pr 46:35), Dathan Ritzenhein, Grand Rapids, Mich., (47:17), Sam Chelanga, Tucson, Ariz. Women: Janet Bawcom, Rome, Ga., (52:12), Goucher, Boulder, Colo., (53:16), Molly Huddle, Providence, R.I., (54:01).
2014 10-mile champions: Jonathan Peterson, Minneapolis, 48:12; Allison Mendez, Austin, Texas, 56:26 (course was measured at 9.86 miles)
10-mile entrants: 10,651