ST. PAUL, Minn. -- It was a picture perfect morning for running on Sunday as thousands hit the streets in downtown Minneapolis for the annual Twin Cities Marathon.
The sun was shining bright and temperatures were around 40 degrees for the start. The 26.2-mile course began at 8 a.m. near the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, and the finish line is at the State Capitol in St. Paul.
Sergio Reyes, 28 of Palmdale, Calif., won Sunday's marathon with a time of 2 hours, 14 minutes and 2 seconds. He was the first person to cross the finish line by seven seconds.
The course is flat to rolling, mostly asphalt and very scenic with mile after mile of parkways, lakes, rivers and tree-lined boulevards.
More than 250,000 spectators make the marathon an enjoyable experience for every runner that crosses the finish line.