Elite wheelers get set for 2023 Grandma’s Marathon

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On Friday afternoon Grandma’s Marathon held press conference for their elite competitors in Saturday’s 47th running of the event.

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The wheelchair and adaptive divisions are set to take off at 7:35 a.m.

A racer to watch on the men’s side will be Aaron Pike. Now with four wins at Grandma’s Marathon under his belt the 36-year-old is returning to defend his title.

One of the women to watch will be 2022 runner-up Jenna Fesemyer. She bested her personal record at last year’s Grandmas Marathon by more than three minutes with a time of 1:33:50.

“It really is a challenge to be able to keep moving forward and to be able to kind of let your mind go somewhere else during the race. Those last couple of turns are tricky, particularly as you come towards the finish line here. Just being mindful and and try not to let yourself get too excited. I know that will be the case for me tomorrow, finishing the marathon.”

Fesemyer has notched top five finishes in each of the Boston, New York and London marathons.

Watch Grandma’s Marathon and hear from the champions on WDIO and wdio.com Saturday with coverage starting at 7 a.m.