Three prominent Minnesota politicians running for reelection took part in Twin Cities Marathon day events last Sunday. Governor Tim Walz toed the line first in the 10-mile race from downtown Minneapolis to the Capitol. The 57-year old DFLer finished the hilly course in 1:32:38, averaging 9:16 per mile. Forty-year old Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey, a former pro runner, ran the 26.2-mile course in 2:53:22 (6:36 per mile) while his colleague to the east, St. Paul Mayor, 42-year old Melvin Carter, ran his first marathon in a time of 3:57:02. Carter, a former sprinter, started out the race at a sub-3:10 pace for the first 5K (7:14s), only to finish the back half of the marathon at a 10:19 pace.

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