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Photo gallery: 2014 Grandma's Marathon

Runners leave the starting line of the 2014 Grandma's Marathon near Two Harbors on Saturday, June 21, 2014. (Bob King / rking@duluthnews.com)1 / 44
Dominic Ondoro of Kenya celebrates with Dick Beardsley at the finish line of Grandma's Marathon in Duluth Saturday morning. Ondoro broke the course record in an unofficial record time of 2 hours, 9 minutes, 6 seconds to top Beardsley’s 33-year course record of 2:09:37. Beardsley, a radio commentator on WEBC-AM 560, watched Ondoro break his record from the pace car. (Clint Austin / caustin@duluthnews.com)2 / 44
Dominic Ondoro of Kenya celebrates at the finish line of Grandma's Marathon in Duluth Saturday morning. Ondoro broke the course record in an unofficial record time of 2 hours, 9 minutes, 6 seconds to top Dick Beardsley’s 33-year course record of 2:09:37. Beardsley, a radio commentator on WEBC-AM 560, watched Ondoro break his record from the pace car. (Clint Austin / caustin@duluthnews.com)3 / 44
Pasca Myers of Fort Dodge, Iowa reacts after winning Grandma's Marathon in a time of 2:33:45 in Duluth Saturday morning. (Clint Austin / caustin@duluthnews.com)4 / 44
Gyudae Kim of Champaign, Ill. crosses the finish line of the Grandma's Marathon Wheelchair race Saturday in Duluth. Kim was the top wheelchair finisher with a time of 1:36:11. (Clint Austin / caustin@duluthnews.com)5 / 44
Susannah Scaroni of Urbana, Ill. crosses the finish line of the Grandma's Marathon wheelchair race in Duluth Saturday morning. Scaroni was the top female finisher with a time of 2:02:53. (Clint Austin / caustin@duluthnews.com)6 / 44
Runners leave the starting line of the 2014 Grandma's Marathon near Two Harbors on Saturday, June 21, 2014. (Bob King / rking@duluthnews.com)7 / 44
Mathew Mann of DesMoines, Iowa does some "active stretching" before the start of Grandma's Marathon near Two Harbors on Saturday. (Bob King / rking@duluthnews.com)8 / 44
Susan and Lance Thoreson of Burnsville, Minn., hug one another to stay warm before the start of Grandma's Marathon on Saturday morning. "We're injured and undertrained," said Susan, then jokingly added, "Our goal is to be last." (Bob King / rking@duluthnews.com)9 / 44
Runners leave the starting line of the 2014 Grandma's Marathon near Two Harbors on Saturday, June 21, 2014. (Bob King / rking@duluthnews.com)10 / 44
Wheelchair racers leave the starting line of the 2014 Grandma's Marathon near Two Harbors on Saturday, June 21, 2014. (Bob King / rking@duluthnews.com)11 / 44
Marathon runners wait in line for a porta-potty near the starting line of Grandma's Marathon in Two Harbors Saturday morning. Bob King / rking@duluthnews.com12 / 44
David Malin of Asheboro, North Carolina, reads the comics section in a newspaper while waiting for the start of Grandma's Marathon Saturday morning. Bob King / rking@duluthnews.com13 / 44
Tense before the start of the race, Bob Nenciarini of Lavonia, Mich. lets out a big yawn near the starting line of Grandma's Marathon. Bob King / rking@duluthnews.com14 / 44
Some 7,900 runners stream down Scenic Highway 61 at the start of Grandma's Marathon Saturday. Bob King / rking@duluthnews.com15 / 44
Barry Goldmeier of Rockville, Maryland juggles his way down the course at the start of Grandma's Marathon Saturday. Bob King / rking@duluthnews.com16 / 44
ne race participant wears Viking helmet and a T-shirt proclaiming he's '100% cheese free'. Bob King / rking@duluthnews.com17 / 44
Paul Fogerty of Belle Plaine, Minn., steps out from a wall of porta-potties before the start of Grandma's Marathon Saturday. Bob King / rking@duluthnews.com18 / 44
Dan Delaney of Cottage Grove grabs a cup of water at mile 7 just south of Knife River during the running of Grandma's Marathon Saturday. Bob King / rking@duluthnews.com19 / 44
Runners pass through fog near mile 7 on the Grandma's Marathon race course Saturday. Bob King / rking@duluthnews.com20 / 44
Grandma’s Marathon volunteer Kaelyn Williams snaps a photo of wheelchair racer Ben Hulin of Park City, Utah, near the Lester River Saturday. (Steve Kuchera / skuchera@duluthnews.com)21 / 44
The leaders in Grandma’s Marathon run in a tight bunch near mile 19 Saturday morning. They included Dominic Ondoro (number 1), Betram Keter (number 79) and Kimutai Cheruiyot (number 13). Ondoro won the race with a record time of 2:09:06; Keter placed third at 2:11:57; Cheruiyot placed eighth. (Steve Kuchera / skuchera@duluthnews.com)22 / 44
The Duluth East High School band performs for Grandma’s Marathon runners, volunteers and spectators near mile 19 Saturday. (Steve Kuchera / skuchera@duluthnews.com)23 / 44
Grandma’s Marathon volunteer Peggy Senarighi hands a sports drink to a runner. (Steve Kuchera / skuchera@duluthnews.com)24 / 44
Marty Emeott rings a cowbell and shouts encouragement to Grandma’s Marathon runners while his son Bo, 1, catches a nap. (Steve Kuchera / skuchera@duluthnews.com)25 / 44
Mary Beth Kalkbrenner (left) and her mother Mary Kalkbrenner wait along London Road to cheer on their friend Kristin Goman during Grandma’s Marathon. (Steve Kuchera / skuchera@duluthnews.com)26 / 44
Grandma’s Marathon volunteer Glen Hanson rakes up discarded water cups along London Road. (Steve Kuchera / skuchera@duluthnews.com)27 / 44
Grandma’s Marathon racer Dave Keeler of Austin, Texas, pauses to greet his mother Lori Keeler (from left) of Two Harbors, wife Christiana and son Connor, 8, near 60th Avenue East. (Steve Kuchera / skuchera@duluthnews.com)28 / 44
Mark Hutchins of Duluth gives out high fives and words of encouragement to Grandma’s Marathon runners at the top of Lemon Drop Hill. (Steve Kuchera / skuchera@duluthnews.com)29 / 44
Grandma’s Marathon racer Melissa Olson of Sedgwick, Kan., checks her time as she nears the top of Lemmon Drop Hill. (Steve Kuchera / skuchera@duluthnews.com)30 / 44
Mark Knutson (foreground) and other spectators line Superior Street to watch and cheer on the Grandma’s Marathon racers. (Steve Kuchera / skuchera@duluthnews.com)31 / 44
Grandma’s Marathon runner Karin Britta Knutson pauses for a hug and a kiss from her father Mark Knutson near Superior Street and Lake Avenue. Mark Knutson had run the half-marathon, then watched to cheer his daughter on in her race. (Steve Kuchera / skuchera@duluthnews.com)32 / 44
Misty Diaz of Long Beach, Calif. approaches the finish line of the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon Saturday morning in Duluth. Williams has spina bifida and was participating with Jennifer McDonald of Proctor who has a seven-year-old daughter with spina bifida. (Clint Austin / caustin@duluthnews.com)33 / 44
Lauren Lundstrom (from left) of Duluth, Leah Jenk of Hales Corners, Wis. and Madeline Joynes of Duluth embrace at the finish line of the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon Saturday morning in Duluth. (Clint Austin / caustin@duluthnews.com)34 / 44
Lauren Lundstrom (from left) of Duluth, Leah Jenk of Hales Corners, Wis. and Madeline Joynes of Duluth celebrate while approaching the finish line of the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon Saturday morning in Duluth. The three finished in 2:15:34 (Clint Austin / caustin@duluthnews.com)35 / 44
Alexa Seifert (left) and Kristin Ninneman both of Hutchinson, Minn. celebrate at the finish line of the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon Saturday morning in Duluth. The two finished in 1:56:55 (Clint Austin / caustin@duluthnews.com)36 / 44
Cynthia Limo of Lansing, Mich crosses the finish line of the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon in Duluth Saturday morning. Limo was the top female finisher with at time 1:09:50. (Clint Austin / caustin@duluthnews.com)37 / 44
Julius Koskei of Hebron, Ky. crosses the finish line of the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon in Duluth Saturday morning. Koskei was the top male finisher with at time 1:03:36. (Clint Austin / caustin@duluthnews.com)38 / 44
Jeff Larkin (2839) of Lakeville, Minn. smiles while running along Superior Street during Grandma's Marathon in Duluth Saturday morning. (Clint Austin / caustin@duluthnews.com)39 / 44
Jeff Denney of Bloomington, Minn runs across the finish line of Grandma's Marathon with his son Jeffery Denney of Park City, Utah Saturday morning in Duluth. Jeffery is an amputee that lost the lower part of his leg due to a skiing accident a couple of years ago. Jeffery is hoping to run a marathon in the future. (Clint Austin / caustin@duluthnews.com)40 / 44
Kelly Donahue of Minneapolis holds a flower after completing Grandma's Marathon Saturday in Duluth. This was the first marathon of Donahue and she qualified to participate in the Boston Marathon. (Clint Austin / caustin@duluthnews.com)41 / 44
Jon Eichert of Nashville, Tenn. checks his phone while elevating his feet after finishing Grandma's Marathon in Duluth Saturday morning. Eichert runs barefoot in most of the races he participates in. Eichert runs in 20-30 events per year and only has worn footwear a few times in the past three years. (Clint Austin / caustin@duluthnews.com)42 / 44
Pasca Myers of Fort Dodge, Iowa celebrates with her husband Denny Myers after winning Grandma's Marathon in Duluth Saturday morning Pasca won with a time of 2:33:45. (Clint Austin / caustin@duluthnews.com) 43 / 44
Dominic Ondoro of Kenya reacts at the finish line of Grandma's Marathon in Duluth Saturday morning with his agent Scott Robinson of Santa Fe, N.M. Ondoro broke the course record in an unofficial record time of 2 hours, 9 minutes, 5 seconds to top Dick Beardsley’s 33-year course record of 2:09:37. Beardsley, a radio commentator on WEBC-AM 560, watched Ondoro break his record from the pace car. (Clint Austin / caustin@duluthnews.com)44 / 44

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