FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sergio Reyes Wins USA Men's Marathon Championship at the
29th Annual Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon
Buzunesh Deba Captures the Women's Title on Sunday, October 3rd
St. Paul - (October 3, 2010) Sergio Reyes from Palmdale, California took
home the 2010 Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon crown today as he ran one of
his best races with a time of 2:14:02.
"It's obviously my biggest win yet," said Reyes. "I'm still green and have
a long way to go, but it is exciting."
Reyes was trailed by Jeffrey Eggleston, 2:14:09 and Fernando Cabada,
In the women's race, Buzunesh Deba of Ethiopia set a personal record today
with a time of 2:27:24, followed by Svetlana Ponomarenko of Russia at
2:35:23 and Serkalem Abrha of Ethiopia at 2:36:16. This past June, Deba
also won Grandma's Marathon in Duluth with a time of 2:31:35 and so has had
very good success on Minnesota ground.
USA Masters Men's Champion Mbarak Hussein, 45 of Albuquerque, New Mexico,
reclaimed his master's title he won in 2006 with a time of 2:16:58. Hussein
commented," I was happy with my time. I haven't run [a marathon] in three
years so the time was impressive." Carl Rundell won second place in 2:26:58
and Matt Sandercock finished third with 2:27:23.
For the women, Susan Loken from Phoenix, Arizona won the USA Masters
Women's Championship in 2:44:43, her fourth USA Masters title. Tamara Karrh
came in at 2:44:53 and Megan Arbogast finished in the third spot at
In the men's wheeler division, Saul Mendoza won his seventh title in
1:41:58 and was the race's defending champion. Mendoza, a Wimberley, Texas
resident, won his first Twin Cities Marathon in 1996. "I've been racing
for so long and now I split my training [between events]," he said. "It's
great to be back and I hope to come back again next year." He still holds
the course record of 1:35:03. Adam Bleakney finished second with 1:42:07
and Aaron Pike took third with 1:44:06.
Christina Ripp of Lakewood, California picked up the win for the women
wheelers with a time of 2:02:43 while Sandra Rush finished in 2:37:22.
"Once again we've confirmed our strong tradition of championship
performances across the board, including Mbarak Hussein and Susan Loken,
who have returned to the Twin Cities to reclaim their masters titles," said
Virginia Brophy Achman, Executive Director for Twin Cities In Motion. "The
emergence of Sergio Reyes and other top performers are only the beginning
of the performances we will see as we look toward next year's world
championships and the 2012 games."
For more results, please go to mtcmarathon.org
Twin Cities In Motion, (formerly Twin Cities Marathon, Inc.) is the
non-profit organization that organizes running events throughout the year,
including the Valentine's Day TC 5K, 100% Irish For A Day TC 5K & TC 10
Mile, Medtronic TC 1 Mile, Twins Territory 4K, Red, White & Boom! TC Half
Marathon, the TC 5K, TC 10K & Medtronic TC Family Events, Medtronic Twin
Cities Marathon, Medtronic TC 10 Mile, all related events and Medtronic TC
Kids Marathon program, as a community service for the Minneapolis/St. Paul
area. Visit mtcmarathon.org for more information.