Lindwurm first Minnesotan female Grandma's Marathon winner in over 3 decades, Rotich wins 1st marathon title in 7 years | www.WDIO.com

Lindwurm first Minnesotan female Grandma's Marathon winner in over 3 decades, Rotich wins 1st marathon title in 7 years

Dakotah Lindwurm, winner of the 2021 Grandma's Marathon women's division. Dakotah Lindwurm, winner of the 2021 Grandma's Marathon women's division. |  Photo: WDIO

WDIO
Updated: June 19, 2021 10:41 PM
Created: June 19, 2021 04:48 PM

Dakotah Lindwurm of Eagan, Minnesota and Milton Rotich of Kenya crossed the finish line first in the 45th annual Grandma's Marathon.

Rotich finished with a time of 2:13:04, which was over a minute faster than the runner-up CJ Albertson who finished with a time of 2:14:29. 

He was greeted at the finish line by Boniface Kongin, the 2019 Grandma's Marathon champion, who withdrew early on in the 2021 race.

Lindwurm set a personal record finishing with a time of 2:29:04. She became the first Minnesotan woman to win the event since Janis Klecker in 1987. 

The Eagan native spent the majority of the race leading the pack. Her final time is also the fastest-ever for a Minnesota woman at Grandma’s Marathon, besting the mark of 2:33:01 set by Jennifer Houck in 2011.

In total, there were 2,762 finishers (1,514 men, 1,248 women) representing 38 different countries in Saturday’s 45th annual Grandma’s Marathon.

GRANDMA’S MARATHON – TOP 10 MEN’S FINISHERS

1. Milton Rotich (Kenya) – 2:13:04

2. CJ Albertson (United States) – 2:14:29

3. Joseph Whelan (United States) – 2:16:25

4. Tyler Jermann (United States) – 2:16:42

5. Will Norris (United States) – 2:17:04

6. Jonathan Mott (United States) – 2:17:30

7. Ryan Archer (United States) – 2:17:51

8. Garret Lee (United States) – 2:18:21

9. Birhanu Dare Kemal (Ethiopia) – 2:18:36

10. Steven Martinez (United States) – 2:19:22

GRANDMA’S MARATHON – TOP 10 WOMEN’S FINISHERS

1. Dakotah Lindwurm (United States) – 2:29:04

2. Katja Goldring (United States) – 2:31:30

3. Tristin Van Ord (United States) – 2:32:55

4. Grace Kahura (Kenya) – 2:33:34

5. Jane Bareikis (United States) – 2:33:53

6. Pasca Myers (United States) – 2:36:47

7. McKale Montgomery (United States) – 2:36:56

8. Andrea Pomaranski (United States) 2:37:37

9. Nina Zarina (Russia) – 2:38:49

10. Paula Pridgen (United States) – 2:39:34

Copyright 2021 WDIO-TV LLC, a Hubbard Broadcasting Company. All rights reserved

K9 Trace has retired from the Sawyer County Sheriff's Department

Partial closure on Grand Ave. in Duluth Monday

2021-2022 Winter Prediction

No Time to Spare bowling fundraiser for CASDA

Fire damages one room at homeless shelter in Virginia

COVID-19 wave overwhelms rural hospitals short on ICU beds