20K runners participate in Twin Cities Marathon events

(ABC 6 New) – The Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon wrapped up it’s 40th anniversary on Sunday.

Overall, 6495 runners finished the 26.2 mile race from downtown Minneapolis to the State Capitol grounds in St. Paul.

Yuya Yoshida of Japan, was the men’s winner. He became the event’s first Japanese winner, running the marathon in 2:11:28.

Jessica Watychowicz of Colorado Springs, was the women’s winner, and clocked in at 2:33:09 to earn victory.

In the USATF 10 Mile Championships held in conjunction with the Medtronic TC 10 Mile earlier in the morning, Hillary Bor of Colorado Springs broke the men’s 10-mile course record in 46:06. Fiona O’Keeffe of Concord, Massachusetts set the women’s event mark in 51:42.

8469 runners finished the 2022 Medtronic TC 10 Mile.

Across the entirety of the 2022 Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Weekend, more than 20,000 runners participated in events for runners of all ages and paces.

“The professional races were a great kickoff to a wonderful 40th anniversary celebration on a colorful fall day,” Twin Cities In Motion executive director Virginia Brophy Achman said. “We’re pleased to mark an important milestone and proud to be an event that runners continue to support.

The event was canceled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and was run at half capacity in 2021 for safety.