Runners in Twin Cities Marathon


Thousands run, hundreds of thousands cheer them on

4-time Grandma's winner Elisha Barno finishes first

October 07, 2018 - 8:32 am

Elisha Barno won the Twin Cities Marathon on Sunday, finishing ahead of the thousands of runners who took part in the 26.2 mile race from U-S Bank Stadium in Minneapolis to the state capitol building in St. Paul.

Barno, the native of Kenya who's won Grandma's Marathon in Duluth four times, finished the race in 2:11.58. He captured his first Twin Cities Marathon title after finishing second the past three years.

The top running among women was Sinke Biyadgilgn with a time of 2:33.04.

Hundreds of thousands cheered along the route that took runners through south Minneapolis, up the Mississippi River, and finishing in St. Paul.

The race has been held every year since 1982 when competing events in Minneapolis and St. Paul merged into one race with a course in both cities.

That first race featured 4,563 runners. The participation has grown into the tens of thousands, with companion five-kilometer and ten-mile races added to the event over the years.