Four USA Championships at Stake at Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon

$25,000 Prizes Await Men’s and Women’s Marathon Winners

Twin Cities Press Release
October 2, 2013

St. Paul, Minn. – Marathoners will race from Minneapolis to St. Paul on Sunday with four USA Championships at stake as Sunday’s 32nd annual Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon plays host to the USA Men’s & Women’s Marathon Championships and the USA Masters Marathon Championships for runners 40 and older.

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Competitors in the USA Men’s & Women’s Championships will be racing for $145,000 in prize money, including $25,000 for the winners, plus an additional $25,000 course record bonus should the men’s champion break Phil Coppess’s men’s mark of 2:10:05 set in 1985 or the women’s winner betters the record shared by Zinaida Semenova (2001) and Irina Permitina (2004) at 2:26:51.

An intriguing group of men’s title challengers – including three naturalized Americans of Kenyan descent – will face 2010 Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon and 2010 USA Champion Sergio Reyes (Palmdale, Calif.) in their quest for a USA Championship crown. Shadrack Biwott (Folsom, Calif.), the third-place finisher at the USA Half Marathon Championships in June, Joseph Chirlee (Colorado Springs, Colo.), a veteran with a 2:12:10 marathon best, andJosphat Boit (Mammoth Lakes, Calif.), the USA 25K runner-up in May, will seek their first USA title.  Other likely contenders include Timothy Ritchie(Brighton, Mass.), fourth at the USA Half Marathon Championships, and Nicholas Arciniaga (Flagstaff, Ariz.), a veteran with a 2:11:30 marathon to his credit.

In the competition for the USA Women’s Championship, Richfield’s Meghan Peyton, the recent winner of the USA 20K Championship, will face a balanced field of challengers including Atalelech Asfaw (Albuquerque, N.M.), an Ethiopian-born American with a personal best of 2:33:56, Wendy Thomas (Windsor, Colo.), the 12th-place finisher at the 2012 Olympic Marathon Trials, Esther Erb (Richmond, Va.), the 7th-place finisher at last year’s Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon, and Minnesotan Michelle Lilienthal (Minneapolis), who finished fourth at the 2006 Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon.

Reigning USA Half Marathon champion Adriana Nelson, previously announced in the USA Women’s Championship field, has withdrawn from the competition.

In the USA Master Championships, which the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon is hosting for the 23rd straight year and where winners will earn $7,500 for their efforts, defending men’s champion Uli Steidl (Seattle, Wash.) is expected to battle 2012 runner-up Malcolm Campbell (Marietta, Ga.) for the title.  The men’s field also includes two-time Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon champ Mbarak Hussein (Albuquerque, N.M) and three-time USA Masters Marathon champ Tracy Lokken (Marquette, Mich.) and American masters 10,000-meter record holder Kevin Castille (Nicholasville, Ky.)

Among the masters women, Olympian Elva Dryer, a 2:31 marathoner who has not raced in a major competition since 2009 appears to be the main competition for 2012 USA Masters runner-up Sheri Piers.

Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Weekend kicks off on Friday with the Health & Fitness Expo at RiverCentre in St. Paul. Activities continue on Saturdaywith the TC 10K, presented by TomTom, the TC 5K Run/Walk, presented by Fredrikson & Byron, and the Medtronic TC Family, all held on the State Capitol grounds in St. Paul. The weekend culminates with the 15th running of the Medtronic TC 10 Mile and the 32nd annual Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon on Sunday.

Full Startlists:


Biwott Shadrack 28 Folsom CA
Ritchie Timothy 26 Brighton MA
Chirlee Joseph 33 Colorado Springs CO
Boit Josphat 29 Mammoth Lakes CA
Arciniaga Nicholas 30 Flagstaff AZ
Landry Christo 27 Ann Arbor MI
Reyes Sergio 31 Palmdale CA
McCandless Tyler 26 Boulder CO
Rizzo Patrick 30 Boulder CO
Eaton Michael 26 Louisville KY
Eberly Josh 33 Gunnison CO
Schmitt Jake 26 San Francisco CA
Richards Malcolm 30 San Francisco CA
Scribner Robert 27 Rochester MI
Curley Craig 25 Tucson AZ
Shaw Ethan 23 Rochester MI
Armijo Jesse 30 Albuquerque 0
Atmani Abdelaaziz 31 Indianapolis IN
Sigl Tyler 27 Green Bay WI
MacPherson Scott 26 Columbia MO
Begley Jr. Curtis 26 Boulder CO
Ulmer Kameron 24 Boise ID
Brown Sean 25 Aurora CO
Greeno Dan 25 Minneapolis MN
Mannix Tristan 28 Colorado Springs CO
Patananan Justin 33 Palmdale CA
Heitzman John 28 Madison WI
Campos Jesus 28 Fresno CA
Kolata Stefan
Fecht Matthew 29 Warren MI
Zywicki Benjamin 25 Louisville CO
Osoro Benson 37 Dallas TX
Bareikis Arturs 27 Crestwood IL
Adam Thomas 27 Charlotteville VA
Hurt Charlie 30 Richmond VA
Jurkovich Evan 28 Washington DC
Bruns Zachary 27 Milwaukee WI
Kariolis Vasilis 25 Buffalo NY
Vanbruggen Mitch 27 Durham NC
Mercer Dickson 32 Washington DC
Cool Kory 26 Manhattan KA
Sewald Tyler 31 Greely CO
Koziatek Andy 31 St.Louis MS
Aldrink Michael 35 Powell OH
Bain Christopher 36 Takoma Park MD
Brandenburg Jared 25 River Falls WI
Grunewald Justin 27 Minneapolis MN
Little Michael 37 Minneapolis MN
Goetz Justin 31 Marshfield MN
Delehanty Jack 26 Minneapolis MN
Schneider Benjamin 29 Minneapolis MN
DeLong Noah 25 Minneapolis MN
Severson Levi 33 Edina MN
Bumgarner Mike 25 St. Paul MN
Dohm Adam 30 St.Paul MN
Schiemann Chris 30 Minneapolis MN
Lundstrom Chris 37 Minneapolis MN


Peyton Meghan 27 Richfield MN
Asfaw Atalelech 30 Albuquerque NM
Thomas Wendy 34 Windsor CO
Erb Esther 27 Richmond VA
Lilienthal Michelle 31 Minneapolis MN
Scherf Lindsey 27 High Falls NY
Bersagel Annie 30 Victoria MN
Portis Laura 26 Kalamazoo MI
Gage Marci 26 Bend OR
Boren Jenna 36 San Mateo CA
Gray Alia 24 Boulder CO
Camp Nicole 27 Cleveland Heights OH
Feest Nicole 30 Boulder CO
Stucky Raquel 38 Pretty Prairie KS
Baumert Lisa 26 Minneapolis MN
Kubatzky Lavenna 26 Lake Orion MI
Cummings Sarah 24 New York NY
Krausen Allison 33 Edwards CO
Bullock Caitlin 27 Charlotte NC
Turner Liz 29 Albuquerque NM
Lickteig Kaci 27 Omaha NE
Maxson Allison 27 Folsom CA
Drobeck Trisha 33 Missoula MT
Rivera Maria 24 Visalia CA
Reed Kimberly 25 Brookline Station MO
Kaulen Laura 37 Hilliard OH
McClellan Sandra 35 Spring Park MN
Hawke Linda 30 Malvern PA
Hardcastle Kath 32 Corvallis MT
Hamilton Heather 31 Kingwood TX
Howery Katie 27 Verona WI
Hansen Sarah 36 Fort Collins CO
Voight Angie 36 St. Paul MN
Moore Trisha 30 Minneapolis MN
Branigan Margot 25 St. Paul MN
Heitzman Ariel 29 Madison WI
Miller Trisha 33 Missoula MT
Perkins Ruth 33 Puyallup WA
Eberly Maren 31 Gunnison CO
Nigg Margaret 31 Minneapolis MN
Bevins-Lazzara Whitney 32 Indianapolis IN
Mcnally Samantha 27 Lancaster PA
Dryer Elva 42 Gunnison CO
Mays-Sulewski Lucie 43 Westfield IN


Steidl Ulrich 41 Seattle WA
Castille Kevin 41 Nicholasville KY
Campbell Malcolm 42 Marietta GA
Lokken Tracy 48 Marquette MI
Ryf Jason 42 Oshkosh WI
Hussein Mbarak 48 Albuquerque NM
Mitchell Greg 40 McMinnville OR
Torres Tony 44 Cedar Glen CA
Mortenson Kelly 42 St. Paul MN
Ebiner Matt 52 Covina CA
Renlund Jeff 46 Chaska MN
Knorzer Chris 44 Rocklin CA
Williams Dave 42 Milwaukee WI
Meigs Tim 47 Raleigh NC
Elliott Lance 42 Edina MN
Anderson Stephen 44 Logan UT
Paradelo Carlos 40 Gilbert AZ
Henderson Ruben 51 Grand Rapids MI
List Dan 48 Powhatan VA
Van Danacker John 51 Rockford MN
Freeman Tim 63 Port Angeles WA
Bean Steve 52 Eugene OR
Whalen Alan 51 Eugene OR
Haynes Joseph 59 Ames IA
Haywood Ed 52 Lynnwood WA
Goetzke Kirt 52 Plymouth MN
Wallach Dennis 56 Chanhassen MN
Logan MIke 56 Eugene OR
Hartz David 56 Cold Spring MN
Mayer Al 58 Coeur d Alene ID
Kaminski Chuck 58 Manhattan Beach CA
McCluskey Terry 65 Vienna OH
Seguin Bruce 62 Harrison Twp. MI
Burgasser Joe 75 St. Petersburg FL
Purrington Norm 70 Lake Elmo MN


Piers Sheri 42 Falmouth ME
Dryer Elva 42 Gunnison CO
Kennedy Christine 58 Los Gatos CA
Friel Molly 46 Fresno CA
Shemyakina Elena 54 Geneva IL
Zeiger Joanna 43 Boulder CO
Watcke Molly 42 New Bremen OH
Pardi Mary 43 Falmouth ME
Cain Janet 62 Sonoma CA
Wolski Kathy 47 Knoxville TN
Vicker Paula 48 Edina MN
Ray Wendi 40 Sister Bay WI
Mays-Sulewski Lucie 43 Westfield IN
Sheridan Margaret 53 Woodbury MN
Windsand-Dausman Doris 57 Harriman TN
Schulze Jenny 41 Clive IA
Plucinski Karen 50 Carl Junction MO
Chestolowski Mary 42 Rochester MN
Larson Kristi 55 Brooklyn Center MN
Decker Sonya 47 Minneapolis MN
Mayo Susan 51 Boise ID
Hanscom Laurie 50 Eden Prairie MN
McGrath Leila 56 Minneapolis MN

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About Twin Cities In Motion (TCM): Twin Cities In Motion provides nationally recognized, high quality running events throughout the year, including the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon. With a mission of promoting healthy lifestyles through running events and community outreach, TCM and its charity partners contribute over $750,000 to related causes annually. For more information, visit, and follow us on Twitter @tcmarathon.

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