Things to Do |: Yuya Yoshida and Jessica Watychowicz take first place at 2022 Twin Cities Marathon
twincities.com62 days ago
A 25-year-old man from Japan was the first male runner across the finish line in the 2022 Twin Cities Marathon on Sunday, which marked the 40th anniversary of the race.
Yuya Yoshida, from Higashi-Matsuyama, Saitama, finished the 2022 race in 2 hours, 11 minutes and 28 seconds. Yoshida is the event’s first Japanese winner.
Last year’s winner, Mohamed Hrezi, finished with a time of 2 hours, 15 minutes and 22 seconds.
The first female runner across the finish line was Jessica Watychowicz, 31, of Colorado Springs, Colo., who ran the race in 2 hours, 33 minutes and 9 seconds. She was the 17th person out of 6,495 runners to cross the finish line.
More than 20,000 people participated in the events over the weekend, which included the 26.2-mile marathon, a 10-mile race, a 5K, a 10K, and other activities.
Yoshida was followed by Daniel Mesfun, 34, of Flagstaff, Ariz., who finished at 2 hours, 13 minutes and 35 seconds. In the men’s division, Wilfred Kimitel, 37, came in third at 2 hours, 13 minutes and 51 seconds.
In the women’s race, Watychowicz was followed by 34-year-old Bridget Belyeu, of Newnan, Ga., who came in second at 2 hours, 35 minutes and 18 seconds. Kim Conley, 36, also of Flagstaff, Ariz., was the third woman to finish at 2 hours, 35 minutes and 43 seconds.