Runners created a blur of bodies in motion for the start of the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon in downtown Minneapolis.


The faster runners later would separate themselves from the pack, but all marathon entrants were bunched at the start on a crisp Sunday morming.


Ethan Blankespoor showed that he could lead a marathoner to water.


Wheelchair racer Chad Johnson put his head down and surged forward at the 3-mile mark in Minneapolis.


The signs of fall were evident in the Kenwood neighborhood in Minneapolis, as runners passed by leaves along the street along the marathon course. ] (JIM GEHRZ/STAR TRIBUNE) / October 6, 2013, Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN – BACKGROUND INFO- About 12,000 runners were expected to participate in the annual Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon. The 26.2 mile course began in downtown Minneapolis and ended at the state capitol in St. Paul. Several hundred thousand spectators were expected to witness the event and to cheer runners on along the course as well.

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  • October 7, 2013 - 12:58 AM

Marathoners took over two major cities, running a friendly 26.2-mile gantlet on what has become a colorful early-fall spectacle.

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