The runners got started early this morning at the Twin Cities Marathon.


Twin Cities Marathon runners enjoyed cool but dry conditions Sunday morning.


20,000 runners hitting streets for TC Marathon, 10-mile race

  • October 6, 2013 - 10:46 AM

Where: Starts at Metrodome, ends at state Capitol

Start times: Marathon, 8 a.m.; 10-mile race, 7 a.m.

Runners: 11,383 in the marathon, 9,937 in the 10-mile.

Top men’s seeds: Shadrack Biwott, 28, Folsom, Calif.; Tim Ritchie, 26, Brighton, Mass.; Joseph Chirlee, 33, Colorado Springs, Colo.; Josphat Boit, 29, Mammoth Lakes, Calif.; Nicholas Arciniaga, 30, Flagstaff, Ariz.

Top women’s seeds: Meghan Peyton, 27, Richfield; Atalelech Asfaw, 30, Albuquerque, N.M.; Wendy Thomas, 34, Windsor, Colo.; Esther Erb, 27, Richmond, Va.; Michelle Lilienthal, 31, Minneapolis.

Course records: Men, Phil Coppess (1985), 2 hours, 10 minutes, 5 seconds. Women, Zinaida Semenova (2001) and Irina Permitina (2004), 2:26:51.

Prize money: The marathon is the U.S. championship for men and women. Most of the $145,000 goes to the top 10 American men and women, with $25,000 going to the winners. A course record would be worth another $25,000.

10-mile course records: Abdi Abdirahman (2009), 46:35. Women — Kara Goucher (2008), 53:16.

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