Kenyan Christopher Kipyego won the men’s title in Sunday’s 31st Twin Cities Marathon in 2 hours, 14 minutes, 55 seconds in the 26.2-mile race from Minneapolis to. St. Paul.
Former Grand Valley State runner Jeannette Faber of Boston led the the women’s race in 2:32:38.
Kipyego, 38, won the closest finish in Grandma’s Marathon history in 2011, placing first in 2:12:17. Travel problems this year kept him from defending his title on June 16.
The St. Paul Pioneer Press has a story here.
The Star Tribune has a story on the accompanying USA 10 Mile Championship here.
And briefly from the Chicago Marathon, on the men’s side, a course record:
1. Tsegaye Kebede – 2:04:38
2. Feyisa Lelisa – 2:04:52
3. Tilahun Regassa – 2:05:26
4. Sammy Kitwara – 2:05:53
5. Wesley Korir – 2:06:13