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Nowak, Naslund To Continue 'Iron' Grandma's Streak

Jim Nowak wore this shirt in 2018 ahead of the 42nd Grandma's Marathon. He and John Naslund will run in their 43rd Grandma's Marathon Saturday. They are the 'Iron Two,' having run in every Grandma's Marathon. Jim Nowak wore this shirt in 2018 ahead of the 42nd Grandma's Marathon. He and John Naslund will run in their 43rd Grandma's Marathon Saturday. They are the 'Iron Two,' having run in every Grandma's Marathon. |  Photo: WDIO (Archive Photo)

Created: June 17, 2019 08:59 PM

Duluth, Minn. - The 43rd Grandma's Marathon is Saturday. Each of the other 42 Grandma's Marathons featured three men who completed them all. The 'Iron Three.' This year, it'll be the 'Iron Two.'

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They are Jim Nowak of Cornell, Wisconsin and John Naslund of Bloomington. Nowak's from Duluth, Naslund's from Two Harbors. They will be back. But Joe Johnson of Menominee, Michigan won't be. He had a stroke earlier this year and won't run this weekend. As a trio, "The Iron Three" reached 1,000 miles at Grandma's in 2015.

"It is always nice to see those gentleman come out and participate year after year and it is just amazing how many marathons they have logged," says Grandma's Marathon Marketing and Public Relations Director Mandi Peterson.

WDIO is a major media partner of Grandma's Marathon. Watch for coverage leading up to race day, and live streaming of the Marathon and Half Marathon on all WDIO online platforms.

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