Twin Cities Marathon
It takes 5,000 volunteers to put on the Twin Cities Marathon. Executive director Virginia Brophy Achman said they are very appreciative of all the help. She was on on WCCO Radio’s News and Views program with Roshini Rajkumar.
The winner of the 33rd annual Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon was a 26-year-old man from North Carolina who’d never run a marathon before. Tyler Pennel took the race with a time of 2 hours and 13-and-a-half minutes, marathon officials said.
It’s a little wet and a little chilly, but that’s not stopping die hard runners! Runners from around the country, and right here at home, are in town for the Twin Cities Marathon that takes place Sunday.
Some major roads across the metro are experiencing closures and detours this weekend. Southbound Interstate 35W will be closed from Highway 280 in Roseville, Minnesota to 4th Street SE in Minneapolis.
This coming Monday, you might see a few of your co-workers limping around the office after almost 12,000 people lace up for this Sunday’s Twin Cities Marathon — 26.2 miles that circle around Minneapolis and St. Paul. As one marathoner who’s competed in the past put it, “My muscles, my legs, my calves … felt like crap.”
The Twin Cities Marathon is still a few days away, but preps around the course are already underway and it may mean motorists will need to plan a detour.
Officials said Wednesday that registration has closed for the 33rd running of the Twin Cities Marathon, which is set for Oct. 5. It has reached capacity.
Nearly 3,000 runners from around the state started Independence Day with the “Red White & Boom!” Twin Cities Half Marathon and Relay in Minneapolis. Only two runners got to do it as a team.
Thousands of runners and spectators turned out Sunday morning for the 32nd annual Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon. After 2 hours, 13 minutes and 12 seconds, Nicholas Arciniaga crossed the finish line.
Thousands of people will be running the Twin Cities Marathon on Sunday. Some have done several marathons, but for many, it’s their first time. After months of training, the last day before a marathon is different for everyone. Mary Lunzer of Stillwater has her routine. “Go for a bike ride, have a nice dinner, go out for cocktails the night before,” Lunzer said. As runners picked up their race packets for the Twin Cities Marathon at the St. Paul RiverCentre on Friday, they were thinking more about dinner than running.
As finishing touches go up on the finish line along John Ireland Boulevard, 28,000 runners spent Friday checking in for marathon weekend. For runners and the expected 300,000 spectators cheering them on, April’s tragedy in Boston changed everything.
It’s down to the wire for those participating in the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon, with just over one week until the big race. People have been preparing and training for a long time, and you’d hate to mess up your training so close to race day.
Running is something most do for different reasons. Whether you want to lose a couple of pounds or test yourself somewhere like the Twin Cities Marathon, you want to hit your stride the right way.
All this week, we’re looking at what it takes to get ready to run in a race like the Twin Cities Marathon. It’s tough to run 26.2 miles and requires proper training in every aspect, not just running. Training for these races is not something you can do in just one week.
The Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon is less than two weeks away. Though the presumption is that you need to really loosen the purse strings to buy the appropriate pieces of clothing for running, the truth is that you don’t need to spend a lot of money to get the right kind of gear.