Twin Cities Marathon 2013 – Race Report

Marathons: Paul #26, Leah #16, State #11 : Twin Cities Marathon 2013
6th October 2013, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Finish Time = 3:54:40

We had heard nothing but good things about the Twin Cities Marathon so were looking forward to it. We flew in on the Saturday and spent some time exploring Minneapolis, which seemed completely empty of people, especially considering it was a Saturday. It was strange, it felt more like we were walking around during a Tuesday afternoon or something!

Unfortunately the forecast for the marathon day was rain and more rain. However right at the last minute we had a fortunate turn of events and a weather change brought out the sun for the day.

It was a great autumn/fall run through Minneapolis and St. Paul, finishing at the State Capitol. There was huge support from all the local residents who helped make it a great event.

Leaf Debate

We spent a disproportionate amount of time discussing the leaf symbol of the race, as to what type of leaf it was. By disproportionate I mean anything more than 3 minutes worth of conversation. We thought maple. Yes, maple, right? Then Leah threw in sycamore and the game changed. After concluding that we both had no idea what we were talking about, the subject was forgotten. That was until we started seeing leaves from the trees on the race course which looked like the logo.

Ultimately the detailed leaf analysis talk resulted in another sub 4, perhaps because we wanted to get back to Google our theories or perhaps because we wanted a large gin to forget the debate. It was the second one.

Running the course

Running the course


Finishing in front of the State Capitol

Finishing in front of the State Capitol

Elevation Graph from my running watch:


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