Reyes, Deba win Twin Cities Marathon
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Buzunesh Deba of Ethiopia has become the first woman to win both the Twin Cities Marathon and Grandma’s Marathon in Duluth in the same year.
The 23-year-old posted a time of 2:27:24 on Sunday to win the Twin Cities Marathon. The Star Tribune of Minneapolis reports she was eight minutes ahead of the second-place woman.
That was Svetlana Ponomarenko of Russia at 2:35:23. Serkalem Abrha of Ethiopia was third, at 2:36:16.
The men’s winner was Sergio Reyes of Palmdale, Calif., with a time of 2:14:02. Seven seconds behind was Jeffrey Eggleston. Third was Fernando Cabada of Longmont, Colo., with a time of 2:15:25.
The top Minnesota finishers were Donovan Fellows of Woodbury, ninth among men and Nichole Porath of Red Wing, 20th among women.