Marathon and Black Lives Matter protest both go off as planned

2015 Twin Cities Marathon
The start of corral 2 in the Twin Cities marathon. (HDR photo)
Judy Griesedieck for MPR News

Kenyan Dominic Ondoro has won the 2015 Twin Cities Marathon.

Ondoro finished the race from downtown Minneapolis to the state Capitol in St. Paul on Sunday with an unofficial time of 2 hours, 11 minutes, 16 seconds. The 28-year-old won the 2014 Grandma's Marathon in a record 2:09:06.

Another Kenyan, Elisha Barno, who edged Ondoro to win this year's Grandma's, finished second at 2:11:39, followed by Jacob Chemtai, also of Kenya, at 2:14:13.

Abraha Serkelam Biset of Ethiopia was the top women's finisher, at 2:31:39, followed by reigning Grandma's women's champion Jane Kibii of Kenya in second at 2:31:44 and Abnet Yeshanbel Simegen, also of Ethiopia, finishing third at 2:32:43. (Full results)

Black Lives Matter St. Paul protested the event as planned Sunday without disrupting any runners.

The march started in Boyd Park where Rashad Turner spoke to protesters in the Cathedral Hill Neighborhood.

Protesters walked through traffic on their route to their designated protesting area, and staged a "die-in" near the finish line of the marathon at Rice Street and John Ireland Boulevard.

Police told protesters to leave the street, but no arrests were made.

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