Twin Cities Marathon
Ukrainian Mykola Antonenko from Ukraine won the men's race at the Twin Cities Marathon Sunday, and Svetlana Ponomarenko from Russia won the women's, according to USA Today. Antonenko, who placed second in the race in 2004, had a time of 2 hours, 13 minutes, 54 seconds, which was more than 6 minutes faster than second-place Joseph Mutinda. It was Ponomarenko's first marathon win, with a winning time of 2:34:09. According to WCCO, the front pack consisted of all Kenyan runners, besides Antonenko. The top American male runners avoided running the full-marathon because of the Olympic Marathon Trials in New York next month. They instead competed in the 10-mile race, which was won by Abdi Abdirahman.