When and where: Saturday, Two Harbors to Duluth
Start times: Marathon, 7:45 a.m. Dick Beardsley Half Marathon, 6:45 a.m. The USA Half Marathon Championships begin at 6:15 a.m. (men) and 6:25 a.m. (women).
Entrants: Marathon, 7,641. Half marathon, 7,628. There are 1,939 registered for Friday night's 5K.
Prize money: $100,000. Marathon winners get $10,000. USA Half Marathon Championships prize money is $82,000, with winners getting $12,000.
Course records: Men, Dick Beardsley, 2:09:37, 1981. Women, Fira Sultanova, 2:27:05, 2003.
Defending champions: Christopher Kipyego (men) and Yihunlish Delelecha (women). Kipyego, 38, of Kenya, and Delelecha, 30, of Ethiopia, set personal bests on the Grandma's course a year ago -- Kipyego (2:12:17, ninth best in race history) and Delelecha (2:30:39, sixth best in race history).
Top challengers: Assefa Girma, 31, of Ethiopia ran 2:07:43 at the 2011 Paris Marathon, and countryman Chala Lemi, 25, ran 2:08:49 at the 2009 Toronto Marathon. On the women's side, Mulu Seboka, 27, of Ethiopia has the best PR, 2:25:45 run earlier this year in Dubai.
Half-marathon stars: Two Olympians head the USA Championships field. Abdi Abdirahman and Kara Goucher, a former Duluth high school star, will represent the U.S. in the Olympic marathons in London and are running the half marathons. Abdirahman has a PR of 1:00:29 and Goucher's best is 1:06:57.
Weather forecast: Temperatures in the low 60s; 40 percent chance of rain.
|Atlanta - LP: J. Walden||4||FINAL|
|Chicago Cubs - WP: H. Rondon||5|
|Washington - LP: J. Zimmermann||2||FINAL|
|Philadelphia - WP: A. Burnett||6|
|Chicago WSox - LP: H. Noesi||4||FINAL|
|Cleveland - WP: C. Kluber||7|
|NY Yankees - LP: A. Warren||2||FINAL|
|Baltimore - WP: T. McFarland||3|
|Pittsburgh - LP: T. Watson||5||FINAL|
|Cincinnati - WP: C. Partch||6|
|Miami - LP: H. Alvarez||1||FINAL|
|NY Mets - WP: Z. Wheeler||7|
|Toronto - WP: A. Loup||8||FINAL|
|Tampa Bay - LP: G. Balfour||5|
|LA Angels - WP: G. Richards||3||FINAL|
|Texas - LP: N. Tepesch||0|
|St. Louis||6||Bottom 7th Inning|
|Boston||8||Top 9th Inning|
|Detroit - WP: A. Sanchez||2||FINAL|
|Kansas City - LP: D. Duffy||1|
|Minnesota||1||Top 8th Inning|
|San Diego||2||Top 4th Inning|
|Oakland||2||Top 5th Inning|
|Arizona||0||Bottom 4th Inning|
|Calgary||7/12/14 5:30 PM|
|Brt Columbia||7/12/14 8:30 PM|
|Edmonton||7/17/14 7:30 PM|
|Toronto||7/18/14 6:00 PM|
|Hamilton||7/18/14 9:00 PM|
|Montreal||7/19/14 6:00 PM|
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