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June 17, 2017
Ethan Mackey goes down on one knee to propose to Ellen Heine just past the halfway point of Grandma’s Marathon on  Saturday. Heine said yes — and the Maple Grove, Minn., resident finished the marathon in 4 hours, 7 minutes, 42 seconds. Steve Kuchera /
Marathon - and a marriage proposal: Grandma's runner gets a surprise at the halfway mark
June 17, 2017 - 4:40pm
June 16, 2017
Kara Goucher carries her son, Colt, as she celebrates  winning the 2012 USA Half Marathon Championships in Duluth. Goucher returns today to run the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon, where she owns the women's course record. 2012 News Tribune file photo play button
Grandma's Marathon: Record not on Goucher's mind in half-marathon
June 16, 2017 - 10:42pm
Brynn Davis, 4, of Vernon Center, Minn., runs in the Whipper Snapper Races for Kids at Bayfront Festival Park in Duluth on Friday afternoon. The kids' races are a part of this weekend's Grandma's Marathon activities. (Clint Austin /
Photos: Whipper Snapper Races for Kids
June 16, 2017 - 10:08pm
Katie McGee, who has been teaching a course on marathon running at Lake Superior College since 2005, stands atop Lemon Drop Hill on the race course Friday evening with two of her students, Dylan Takkunen (left) and Christopher Engstrom. McGee and Takkunen will be running the full marathon, while Engstrom will run the half. Bob King /
Elite runner coaches students to Grandma's Marathon
June 16, 2017 - 8:59pm
Olympian and Duluth-native Kara Goucher speaks to hundreds of runners at the DECC on Friday. (Samantha Erkkila / play button
Video: Olympian Kara Goucher motivates runners before Grandma's Marathon
June 16, 2017 - 6:11pm
Runners pick up their race packets at the DECC on Friday morning. (Samantha Erkkila / button
Video: Runners share their pre-race rituals
June 16, 2017 - 2:07pm
June 15, 2017
Grandma's Marathon: Elite women's runner Scherf prepares for takeoff
June 15, 2017 - 10:31pm
A wave of runners leave the starting line area of the 2016 William A. Irvin 5K on Harbor Drive in Canal Park. (News Tribune file)
Grandma's Marathon: This weekend's schedule
June 15, 2017 - 10:25pm
June 14, 2017
Kerry Staats, seen here running one of his 22 consecutive Grandma's Marathons, will be buried near the course Monday two days after his widow, Charlene, runs the 26.2-mile race. Photo courtesy of Staats family
Grandma's Marathon: Staats family tradition to continue without patriarch
June 14, 2017 - 10:30pm
June 13, 2017
Grandma's Marathon notebook: Barno seeks three-peat
June 13, 2017 - 9:58pm
Thousands of runners start the 2016 Grandma s Marathon near Two Harbors.  (2016 file / News Tribune) play button
Time lapse video: Grandma's Marathon course from start to finish
June 13, 2017 - 11:19am
June 12, 2017
David Forster Jr. died at the age of 27 last June, less than a week after helping his fiance, Abby Hansen, complete Grandma's Marathon, her first 26.2-mile race. Friends and family members will honor Forster by running Grandma's this weekend. (Submitted photo)
Grandma's Marathon: Friends, family to honor David Forster's spirit after his death last year
June 12, 2017 - 11:28pm
June 11, 2017
Submitted photo The CLIF Pace Team has become a staple at Grandma's Marathon. Team member David Bea is shown here leading a 3:10 group at Grandma's.
Follow the Leader: Balloon-toting pacers at Grandma's Marathon get runners home on time
June 11, 2017 - 10:34pm
June 3, 2017
Mary Gardner (from left) of Rosedale, MD, Patti Hallback, of Duluth, Christy Gardner, of Duluth and Robin Johnson of Cloquet hold hands as they cross the finish line of the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon in Duluth in 2016. (Clint Austin /
No more lottery for Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon
June 3, 2017 - 9:01am
May 31, 2017
Kara Goucher, seen here raising her fist in celebration near the finish line of the 2012 U.S. Half Marathon National Championships, will return to Duluth to run the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon in June. (2012 file / News Tribune)
Goucher commits to Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon
May 31, 2017 - 8:00am