Scaroni in search of 4th Grandma’s wheelchair title
Men’s and women’s wheelchair athletes will take off at 7:35am in the 46th annual Grandma’s Marathon Saturday.
Last year’s champions in Johnboy Smith and Ivonne Reyes will be back to try and defend their titles, but they’ll have tough competition in two course record holders.
In 2019 Aaron Pike would break the old mark by over two minutes with a time of 1:20.59, and that same year Susannah Scaroni shattered the women’s mark by more than six minutes setting a personal record of 1:30.42. Both are returning to Duluth for the first time since 2019.
"I am going to try and get a personal record, that’s my goal," Scaroni shared. "For me to do that I’m going to focus on going fast, but then feeling out how I can make that more smooth and more economical so that I don’t burn out. I am planning to hold a quick pace."
Scaroni, a three time Grandma’s winner, is already warmed up fresh off a runner-up finish in this year’s Boston Marathon.
Tune in to wdio.com for full livestream coverage of Grandma’s Marathon on Saturday.