MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO/AP) — Thousands of runners and spectators turned out Sunday morning for the 32nd annual Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon.

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More than 28,000 participants were signed up to compete in running events Saturday and Sunday. Saturday events at the state Capitol included the TC 10K and the TC 5K Run/Walk.

The 26.2 mile course begins in Minneapolis and ends in St. Paul. Runners in that event took off from the starting line at 8 a.m. Sunday.

After 2 hours, 13 minutes and 12 seconds, Nicholas Arciniaga crossed the finish line, just two seconds ahead of Josphat Boit. According to USA Track & Field, Arciniaga is a 30-year-old from Arizona whose personal best for marathons is 2:11:30. He had a pace of 5:06 per mile. This was his 13th marathon.

The finishing time of 2:13:12 is not a record for the Twin Cities Marathon. That record belongs to Phil Coppess, who finished with 2:10:05 in 1985.

Annie Bersagel was the first woman to cross the finish line on Sunday morning with a finishing time of 2:30:52. Bersagel once ran as a member of Team USA Minnesota.

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The women’s record for the fastest finish belongs to Zinaida Semenova, who finished with 2:26:51 in 2001.

The 15th annual TC 10 Mile kicked off Sunday at 7 a.m. The wheelchair start was at 7:55 a.m.

Drivers have been advised to take alternate routes to avoid closed streets. No traffic will be allowed while runners are on the course.

Though it was a chilly start for runners this year — in the low 40s — temperatures were markedly warmer than they were for the start of last year’s race, when it was 28 degrees out.

The warmest start to a Twin Cities Marathon, according to WCCO meteorologist Matt Brickman, was 65 degrees in 2005. The coldest start ever happened in 1987, when it was just 23 degrees out.

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