Below, last year's Twin Cities Marathon champions:
'07 men's champ Mykola Antonenko: On a brutally hot and sticky race-day, Antonenko somehow kept his cool -- winning the 2007 TCM by more than six minutes in 2:13:54. The Ukranian ran with the lead pack through 10K, but by the half-way mark led by more than a minute. Runner-up Joseph Mutinda ran 2:20:12 for 2nd place. 2004 TCM champ Augustus Kavutu Mbusya was 3rd in 2:21:13.
'07 women's champ Svetlana Ponomarenko: Like her male counterpart, Ponomarenko made hot-weather marathoning look easy with her 2:34:09 victory at TCM last year. The Russia national led from the 10 mile mark on and never allowed runner-up Alena Vinitskaya, who crossed the finish line at 2:38:23, to get close enough to mount a serious challenge.
Find DtB's coverage of the race is HERE.
Photos by Paul Phillips, Competitive Image.