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Grandma's Marathon is Fast Approaching

Eyewitness Sports
May 15, 2017 10:41 PM

Duluth, Minn. - We are just over a month away from one of the Northland's signature events as the 41st Grandma's Marathon is scheduled for June 17th.

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The annual 26.2 mile run begins in Two Harbors and wraps up in Canal Park in Duluth. So far, roughly 8,500 have registered for the full race. It caps at 9,000 so you can still sign up. The 27th Garry Bjorklund Half-Marathon will also be on June 17th while the 24th William A. Irvin 5k is the day before on June 16th. Both are at capacity. Between all the races, we're told about 18,600 total runners are registered. Two-time Grandma's Marathon winner and former course record holder Dick Beardsley was recently in the Twin Ports. He won't be running, but he'll be back next month.

"It is always fun to watch these fast guys out there running because I can't even dream that fast anymore but duluth is like a second home town for me and I like coming here, love the people and love Grandmas Marathon," says Beardsley.

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