Returning Champion: Elisha Barno wins 5th Grandma’s Marathon

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Elisha Barno of Kenya is the champion of the 2023 Grandma’s Marathon with an unofficial time of 2:09:14. This is a personal best for the 38-year-old. He was already the winningest men’s runner in Grandma’s Marathon history and now has a fifth title under his belt.

Barno wanted to thank Grandma’s Marathon for inviting him to race this year. “I am very happy for winning today and running my PR,” he said.

“Grandma’s is nice weather and we are running through the forest,” Barno says.

Elisha Barno is the 2023 Grandma’s Marathon Men’s Champion. (WDIO)

Running is about training,” when you get older, the problem is about injuries. When you train well and you don’t get injuries, you can run good here.”

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Barno won four straight titles from 2015-2018. This is his seventh appearance in Grandma’s Marathon.

Barno will also be honored at this year’s race by being inducted into the Grandma’s Marathon Hall of Fame as part of a three-person Class of 2023.