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Barno wins 4th straight Grandma's Marathon

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Elisha Barno continues to make history in Duluth. The Kenyan native captured his fourth straight Grandma's Marathon on Saturday. This is the first time anyone has ever won four titles or four straight races, in the men's full marathon.

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Kellyn Taylor becomes the first American in 9 years to win Grandma's Marathon

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In her first ever Grandma's Marathon, Milwaukee native Kellyn Taylor shatters the women's full marathon record. Taylor clocked in at 2:24:28, shattering Sarah Kiptoo's record of 2:26:32 set in 2013.

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Over 6,000 volunteers work to put on Grandma's Marathon Video included

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In order to put on a huge-weekend long event such as Grandma's, it takes a lot of volunteers. 

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Grandmas Marathon runner adds to bucket list Video included

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The 42nd annual Grandmas Marathon went off without a hitch this morning.

With over 8,000 runners from all 50 states and 47 countries, everyone has a story to tell.  

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Running in his memory, Carissa Carroll to run in honor of late brother in law Video included

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Some are running in Grandma's Marathon for good, others are running to honor someone. Carissa Carroll is the sister in law to the late Andrew Carroll.

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Cernick, Tollefson claim William Irvin 5K titles Video included

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Friday the 15th was almost like a tale of two days. In the mid afternoon, the rain poured and many streets were flooded. In the early evening, the rain had stopped and the sun shined.

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Elisha Barno looks to capture his 4th straight Grandma's Full Marathon Title Video included

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Three time full marathon winner Elisha Barno is back in the Twin Ports to defend his title. The Kenyan native will look to continue to write history as he is eying a 4th straight championship.

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Duluth native Kara Goucher has no plans on retiring Video included

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Half marathon record holder and two time Olympian Kara Goucher has returned to her hometown. The Duluth Native says despite rumors, she has no plans for retiring.

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Protocol in place for worst case scenario weather during marathon day

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With Grandma's Marathon Saturday, all eyes are on the sky. Severe weather is already to blame for canceling the whipper Snapper race Friday. 
Now, organizers have to keep a close eye on what the weather could bring racers and have a plan in place for a worst-case scenario. 

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Whipper Snapper races canceled due to weather

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Due to the weather, Grandma's Marathon has canceled the Whipper Snapper races scheduled for Friday afternoon.  Grandma's officials say as of 1:30, all other events are still on.  Check back for updates as we receive more information.  More>>

Grandma's Marathon weekend: what you need to know

Thousands of runners are filing into the Twin Ports Friday, ahead of Grandma's Marathon events. 

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Five spots in Duluth listed as best places to watch Grandma's Marathon

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If you're in Duluth this weekend and want to help cheer the runners on to the finish line, you may want to choose from one of these viewing spots.  

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Duluth police officer, city administrator receive service award

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Grandma's Marathon activities kicked off Thursday with two hard working Duluthians receiving special awards. 

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Grandma's Marathon race packet pickup, fitness expo begin Thursday

Grandma's Marathon events begin Thursday with the opening of the Essentia Health Fitness Expo.

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84-year-old man running the half marathon perseveres year after year Video included

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Whether you're a die-hard competitor, or just in it for fun Grandma's Marathon brings out every kind of runner.

Hayward man preparing to run this weekend is out to prove age is just a number.

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Marathon, construction projects to plague weekend traffic on I-35

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Officials are expecting a jam-packed I-35 this weekend.

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Traffic advisory issued for Duluth on Friday, Saturday

Lots of foot traffic is the cause of the latest traffic advisory from the Duluth Police Department. 

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Grandma's by the numbers: Facts, figures, and trivia

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Ever wonder how many volunteers help out with Grandma's Marathon, or how much food goes into the annual spaghetti dinner?   

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Grandma's Marathon works to reduce carbon footprint during race

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On a day where thousands of people watch even more people running, there's sure to be a good amount of waste.

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Grandma's festivities begin Thursday

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We are just days away from the first events of Grandma's Marathon weekend. 

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Lifelong Grandma's Marathon volunteer trading the tables for the shoes this year Video included

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In the 42-year history of Grandma's Marathon, the number 30 doesn't necessarily stand out.  But for Ashley Balaich, it's a lifetime. 

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Duluth native Kara Goucher set to return for Grandma's marathon Video included

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Two time Olympian, World Silver Medalist and Duluth native Kara Goucher is returning to the Twin Ports.  Goucher placed 5th in last year's Gary Bjorrklund Half Marathon and clocked in at 1:15:14. More>>

Haitian doctor set to run Grandma's Half Marathon, raise money for diabetic patients Video included

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A doctor from Haiti is going beyond typical bedside manner and will run the Grandma's Half Marathon to raise money for his patients.

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Grandma's tents going up in Canal Park Video included

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Grandma's Marathon is officially less than a week away, and preparations are already underway on the main entertainment stage.

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DECC preps to serve over 10,000 at spaghetti feed

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The Michelina's Spaghetti Feed starts today! On Wednesday, the kitchen crew at the DECC made hundreds of pounds of noodles to be served during the spaghetti feed. 

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Grandma's Marathon runners head into Northland days before race

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With only three days left to Grandma's Marathon, runners will start making their way into the Northland today and tomorrow.  Here's a breakdown of the numbers: 8,662 Full Marathon Runners 8,887 Half Marathon Runners 2,327 William A. Irvin 5k Runners Total of 19,876 Runners Duluth Running Company, General Manager, Tony Stensland says when runners may want to look at the course, especially Lemon Drop hill and the last miles before the finish line.  Stensland says runn... More>>

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