Sunday, October 3, 2010

Reyes, Deba win Twin Cities Marathon

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.