marathon

Nearly 5,000 runners converge on Mankato for marathon

The third running of Mankato's marathon drew nearly 5,000 runners to town for the big race, a half marathon, and a 10 kilometer run. Backers say the number of runners taking part - and visitors spending money - has increased each year. This year Paul Donnelly of Minneapolis won the men's race, while Leslie Anderson of Waseca was the women's winner.

Kenya man, Portland woman win brisk marathon

Roughly 28,000 runners braved the chilly temperatures this weekend and laced up their shoes for the 31st Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon, Minnesota Public Radio reports. Nearly 12,000 people took part in the 26.2 mile race from downtown Minneapolis to the State Capitol in St. Paul on Sunday. A Kenya man was the first to cross the finish line and a woman from Oregon claimed the women's title.