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Arizona Man, Norwegian Woman Win Twin Cities Marathon

Updated: 10/06/2013 6:25 PM
Created: 10/06/2013 10:55 AM KSTP.com
By: Cassie Hart

An Arizona man was the men's winner of the 2013 Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon on Sunday.

Nick Arciniaga, of Flagstaff Arizona, finished in 2:13:12, according to the Twin Cities Marathon website to track runners. The 30-year-old had a pace of 5:06 per mile. This was his 13th marathon.

The record belongs to Phil Coppess, who finished with 2:10:05 in 1985.

Minnesota native Annie Bersagel is the women's 2013 Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon winner. She now lives in Norway, according to Breanne Hegg with the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon.

According to the marathon website, she finished 2:30:52 seconds. Bersgel's pace was 5:46 per mile. She is from Victoria, Minnesota.

The women's record belongs to Zinaida Semenova, who finished with 2:26:51 in 2001.

Laura Paulsen won the women's division of the Twin Cities 10K, with a pace of 5:53 per mile. She finished at 58 minutes and 46 seconds, according to the website tracker.

Jonathan Peterson won the men's division of the Twin Cities 10k finishing at 49 minutes and 10 seconds, according to the website. His pace was 4:55 per mile.

More than 28,000 participants were expected to compete in related running events Saturday and Sunday. Sunday's 26.2 mile course began in Minneapolis and ended in St. Paul.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.
 

Nick Arciniaga, of Flagstaff Arizona
Photo: Photo: KSTP/Katherine Johnson

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