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Yuya Yoshida and Jessica Watychowicz take first place at 2022 Twin Cities Marathon

On Sunday, the 40th anniversary of the marathon, the first male runner to cross the finish line in the 2022 Twin Cities Marathon was a 25-year-old Japanese man.

From Higashi-Matsuyama in Saitama, Yuya Yoshida completed the race in 2022 in 2 hours, 11 minutes, and 28 seconds. Yoshida is the first Japanese winner of the competition.

Mohamed Hrezi, the champion from the previous year, completed the course in 2 hours, 15 minutes, and 22 seconds.

Jessica Watychowicz, 31, of Colorado Springs, Colorado, was the first female runner to cross the finish line. She completed the course in 2 hours, 33 minutes, and 9 seconds. Out of 6,495 runners, she was the 17th to reach the finish line.

Over the course of the weekend, more than 20,000 people took part in the events, which included a 26.2-mile marathon, a 10-mile race, a 5K, a 10K, and other activities.

Daniel Mesfun, 34, of Flagstaff, Arizona, finished behind Yoshida with a time of 2 hours, 13 minutes, and 35 seconds. Wilfred Kimitel, 37, finished third in the men’s division with a time of 2 hours, 13 minutes, and 51 seconds.

Watychowicz was followed in the women’s race by 34-year-old Newnan, Georgia, resident Bridget Belyeu, who finished in second place with a time of 2 hours, 35 minutes, and 18 seconds. The third woman to complete was 36-year-old Flagstaff, Arizona resident Kim Conley, who took 2 hours, 35 minutes, and 43 seconds.

Cedric Blackwater
Cedric Blackwater
Cedric is a journalist with over a decade of experience reporting on local US news, and touching on many global topics. He is currently the lead writer for Bulletin News.

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