A repeat winner – and a record – at the Twin Cities Marathon

A record from 1985 was broken Sunday.
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Dominic Ondoro, crossing the finish line Sunday.

Dominic Ondoro, crossing the finish line Sunday.

There's a new course record for the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon.

Men's winner Dominic Ondoro crossed the finish line in 2 hours, 8 minutes and 51 seconds. That's a course record for the 35-year-old race, and the second straight victory in the Twin Cities for Ondoro, who won last year as well.

Ondoro, 28 years old, is from Santa Fe, New Mexico. He led almost the entire way – at the halfway checkpoint he was in second place, the only mark when he wasn't in first.

Here he is coming in Sunday morning:

The previous men's record was set by Phil Coppess of Iowa, back in 1985, according to the media guide – 2:10.05.

"It was an impressive record," Ondoro said of the previous mark, according to a news release. "I’m very happy. It’s my first time to run 2:08."

He won $10,000, plus an additional $25,000 for breaking the course record.

The women's winner was Jane Kibii, with a time of 2 hours, 30 minutes and 1 second.

Kibii, 31 years old, placed second last year. It's the first win at the Twin Cities Marathon. for the Auburn, California runner. She stuck around the top 3 for the opening portion of the race, but after 10K was first among women, and held the lead the entire rest of the way.

"After 21 miles I knew. I knew it was my race and I knew there were more hills," Kibii said in a news release.

A total of 8,551 runners finished the marathon.

Top Minnesota finishers

Jonathan Peterson, a 27-year-old from Richfield, was the top male finisher from Minnesota. His time was 2:20.21, good for seventh among the men.

The top female runner from Minnesota was Kimberly Horner. Horner, a 28-year-old from Northfield, had a time of 2:51.15. She placed eighth among women.

Organizers Twin Cities In Motion gives a portion of every race dollar to local youth and professional athletes and helps raise more than $950,000 every year, the Facebook event page says.

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