MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Twin Cities Marathon just capped off its 38th annual 26.2-mile race — but one Kenyan runner won his fourth annual title. Dominic Ondoro won an unprecedented fourth Medtronic Twin Cities men’s title with a 2:12:12 victory among over 6,000 participants.
“It’s exciting,” Ondoro said. “I like the way the people here interact with us. They cheer us very well.”READ MORE: U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters Visits Brooklyn Center Protests
Ondoro said he had lower back pain around the 20K mark and didn’t think he’d set a record because of it.
Denis Chirchir, also from Kenya, won second place in the men’s division with a time of 2:13:50. Danny Docherty, from Minneapolis, finished 2:15:55 in third place.
The women’s marathon winner is Julia Kohnen from Missouri, who finished with a time of 2:31:29. It is her first Twin Cities Marathon title.READ MORE: Stimulus Check Latest: Is A Fourth Relief Payment Coming?
“It’s a really good feeling to have a fast time under my belt now,” Kohnen said. “It’s so fun, and the neighborhoods are absolutely gorgeous.”
In second place for women was Burnsville’s Dakotah Lindwurm with 2:32:49. In third place was Heather Lieberg, who won second place in the 2014 marathon, with a time of 2:34:07 on Sunday.
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