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MEDTRONIC TC 10 MILE AND MEDTRONIC TWIN CITIES MARATHON TO HOST
MEN'S 2007 & WOMEN'S 2008 NATIONAL 10 MILE AND 2008 MEN'S NATIONAL
MARATHON CHAMPIONSHIP EVENTS
Championships Location Awarded by USA Track & Field
Wednesday, December 06, 2006
(Minneapolis, MN) – USA Track & Field has named Twin Cities Marathon, Inc.
host of the 2007 USA Men's 10 Mile National Championship, the 2008 USA
Women's 10 Mile National Championship and the 2008 Men's National Marathon
Championship events. The announcements were made during the 28th USA Track
& Field Annual Meeting, November 30.
"USATF is delighted to work with the Twin Cities Marathon, Inc. (TCM)
organization in presenting the 2007 USA Men's National 10 Mile
Championship, and the 2008 Men's National Marathon Championship events. Our
committee voted to award these championship events to TCM because of their
long history of support for USA athletes, development of USA distance
running, and the quality of their event presentation and attention to
detail," Glenn Latimer, Chair, Men's Long Distance Running, USATF,
The 2007 Medtronic TC 10 Mile takes place October 7, 2007, and race
officials expect a very competitive field. "The timing of hosting the USA
Men's National 10 Mile Championship will bring top athletes from all over
the United States, as they prepare for the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team Trials -
Men's Marathon during the New York City Marathon weekend of November 2,
2007. It will provide an opportunity to show case the Twin Cities,"
Virginia Brophy Achman, Executive Director, Medtronic Twin Cities
The 2007 USA Men's 10 Mile National Championship prize purse will total
$25,000 and will be awarded to the top male winners of the Medtronic TC 10
Prize purse for the 2008 USA Women's 10 Mile National Championship will
total $25,000 and will be awarded to the top female winners of the
Medtronic TC 10 Mile on Sunday, October 5, 2008. Elizabeth Phillips, Chair,
Women's Long Distance Running, USATF, said this is the first women's 10
mile championship prize purse offered since Park Forest Scenic hosted the
event in 1999.
"At the recent USATF annual meeting, runners were very enthusiastic to have
Twin Cities Marathon, Inc. host this event because they are treated
extremely well and there is such great spectator support. We thank Twin
Cities Marathon, Inc. for their support of all USATF programs," Phillips
As 2008 Men's National Marathon Championship host, Twin Cities Marathon,
Inc. will offer an $81,000 prize purse to the top male winners of the
Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon, which takes place Sunday, October 5, 2008
in the Twin Cities.
About USA Track & Field
USA Track & Field (USATF) is the National Governing Body for track and
field, long-distance running and race walking in the United States.
USATF encompasses the world's oldest organized sports, the most-watched
events of Olympic broadcasts, the ##1 high school and junior high
school participatory sport and more than 30 million adult runners in the
United States. The mission of USATF is to foster sustained competitive
excellence, interest, and participation in the sports of track & field,
long distance running, and race walking.
About Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Weekend
The Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon is recognized as one of the top
marathons and great road races of our time. Join us as the tradition
continues October 5-7, 2007. The three-day weekend celebration of fitness
includes a 5K run/walk, children's fun runs, pasta dinner, health and
fitness expo and Medtronic TC 10 Mile, in addition to the marathon.
Medtronic is the title sponsor of marathon events and other major sponsors
include Capella University and ING. Twin Cities Marathon, Inc. is a
non-profit organization that directs race weekend as a community service
for the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. Visit www.mtcmarathon.org
for more information.