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Rita, it's a good circuit but it's not quite the same. As evidence, the fact that this particular event is the Twin Cities marathon. A great marathon no doubt, one I would like to run some day, but not one with strict qualifying standards that can not be gotten around. That would be just one difference but it's probably the most obvious.
That said, the USARC circuit is a wonderful circuit and I think should be supported wholeheartedly by everyone who cares about the state of American competitive running. It is definitely a very positive development and can only help raise the visibility and even quality of competitive American runners.