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Twenty-nine complete Twin Cities Marathon

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Twenty-nine runners from Farmington competed at Saturday's Twin Cities Marathon, with the top finish going to David Dykhuizen.

Dykhuiszen, 43, finished the 26.2-mile race in 3 hours, 14 minutes, 14 seconds to place 541st in the field of 8,212 total runners. He was 53rd out of the 598 male runners in his age category.

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Rob Donahue and Earnest Parten were Farmington's next two finishers. Donahue completed the race in 3:28:49 and Parten crossed the finish line at 3:32:46.

The city's top female finisher was Jil-Renee Dessler, who crossed the line in 3:42:55. She was 1,878th overall, 402nd out of the race's 3,394 females and 54th out of 422 runners in her age group.

Dessler edged Farmington's second female finisher - Jennifer Helgeson - who completed the race in 3:44:45.

Farmington Results

David Dykhuizen, 3:14:14; Rob Donahue, 3:28:49; Earnest Parten, 3:32:46; Jill-Renee Dessler, 3:42:55; Jennifer Helgeson, 3:44:45; Leah Theorin, 3:46:05; William Solinger, 3:49:48; Shane Ferrozo, 3:49:48; Matthew Wilson, 3:57.:01; Monica Meier, 3:58:36; Greg Seidel, 3:59:56; Jason Schmidt, 4:01:16; Alem Tesfaledet, 4:03:57; Dallen Schnichels, 4:04:28; Jeremy Opsahl, 4:06:57; Jeffrey Miller, 4:09:28; Kimberly Peterson, 4:15:41; Pamela Nordseth, 4:18:28; Hoon Yu, 4:25:19; Steve Wilson, 4:28.37; Kevin Fowler, 4:31.32; Stacy Boatman, 4:35:20; Justin Runquist, 4:35:30; Brian Moorlach, 4:36:34; Michael Alberts, 4:44:58; Eirik Ackerman, 5:12:36; Krista Erickson, 5:25:00; Matt Hunt, 5:43:57; Lindsay McCarthy, 6:01:00.

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Matt Steichen
Matt Steichen has been the sports editor at the Farmington Independent and Rosemount Town Pages since 2007. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communications from Briar Cliff University in Sioux City, Iowa. He has previously been a sports writer at the Sioux City Journal and Le Mars Daily Sentinel and the sports editor at the Austin Daily Herald.
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