Twin Cities in Motion

Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon

Pro & Competitive Athletes

2013 and 2014 USA Men's and Women's Marathon Championships


USA Marathon Championships Results

Results from the USA Marathon Championships have now been verified, and TCM will be issuing awards and prize money by Friday November 15. Please contact Greg, Participant Services and Events Manager,, or your professional athlete recruiter if you have questions. 


Standards for USA Championship Qualification:

Athletes wishing to obtain professional status for the marathon must meet one or more of the following criteria: 


1) Completion of a certified marathon in the previous two years satisfying the following time qualifications. 


2) Performance(s) in races shorter or longer than the marathon, clearly indicating an ability to complete a marathon satisfying the above time qualifications. 


3) Another significant qualification at the discretion of the Professional Recruiting Committee. 


Consideration for travel or other financial assistance requires additional qualifications.


2:25:00 (local:2:35:00)

2:49:00 (local: 2:59:00)

USA Marathon Championship Prize Purse - $145,000 Total 

USA Marathon Championship


Men & Women




















$  500

Open and Minnesota Prize Purse

Open Prize Purse*


Minnesota Resident Prize Purse*

Place     Men & Women

1st         $1,500

2nd        $750

3rd         $600

4th         $400

5th         $300

6th         $200

7th         $150

8th         $100


Place     Men & Women

1st         $500

2nd        $400

3rd         $300

4th         $200

5th         $100                                      



*athletes competing in the USA Marathon Championships and USA Masters Marathon Championships are also eligible to win prize money awards from these additional categories.



Men: 2:10 (local= 2:20)
Women: 2:40 (local = 3:00)

Wheeler Prize Purse - $3,600 Total 



Men & Women






$  500



$  300




Marathon Professional Recruiters

Provide your age, race times (including the name and date of the race and a link to race results, if available) and other information which you would like us to consider.

Please note: once you've contacted a recruiter, allow up to five business days for a response.

Open Men Recruiter

Open Women Recruiter

Wheeler Recruiter


Payment Policies

Payment Policy PDF


Course Records

The men's course record is 2:10:05, set by Phil Coppess of Clinton, IA in 1985. The women's course record is 2:26:51, shared by Zinaida Semenova, RUS, in 2001 and Irina Permitina, RUS, in 2004.


Drug Policy

Twin Cities In Motion has a zero tolerance drug policy.


Athletes who participate in TCM events may be subject to drug testing conducted by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA).  Athletes with positive drug test results will forfeit any prize money and will be disqualified from the TCM event in which such athlete participated. 


Athletes who previously have been suspended for violations of the drug policies of USA Track & Field (USATF) or the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) will not be invited to TCM events and are not eligible for an elite number or any financial assistance.


Athletes are eligible to participate in TCM events and win prize money if they meet the following criteria:

  • Serve appropriate suspension time; and

  • Complete all requirements and conditions for reinstatement by USATF or IAAF.   


USATF Anti-Doping