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Smith, Reyes claim first-ever wheelchair title at Grandma's Marathon

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Updated: June 19, 2021 06:46 PM
Created: June 19, 2021 04:31 PM

Johnboy Smith of the United Kingdom and Ivonne Reyes of Mexico both captured their first-ever Grandma’s Marathon wheelchair title on Saturday.

Smith set a new personal record winning with a time of 1:25:45. This marked his Debut in Duluth. The 31-year-old beat out runner-up Hermin Garic by nearly five minutes.

At 48 years old, Reyes crossed the finish line with a time of 2:06:47.

Jenna Fesemyer and Vanessa Cristina de Souza were forced to cancel their planned appearance earlier this week.

On Saturday there was a total of 15 wheelchair finishers (14 men, 1 woman) representing seven different countries.

GRANDMA’S MARATHON – TOP 10 MEN’S WHEELCHAIR FINISHERS

1. JohnBoy Smith (United Kingdom) – 1:25:45

2. Herman Garic (United States) – 1:30:18

3. Callum Hall (United Kingdom) – 1:30:27

4. Luis Francisco Sanclemente (Colombia) – 1:32:19

5. Gonzalo Valdovinos (Mexico) – 1:32:29

6. Alfonso Zaragoza (Mexico) – 1:32:58

7. Fidel Arnoldo Aguilar Zepeda (Mexico) – 1:34:40

8. James Senbeta (United States) – 1:38:19

9. Jose Jimenez Hernandez (Costa Rica) – 1:41:01

10. Tiaan Bosch (Great Britain) – 1:41:04

GRANDMA’S MARATHON – TOP WOMEN’S WHEELCHAIR FINISHER

1. Ivonne Reyes (Mexico) – 2:06:47

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