Sparse crowds line London Road as runners climb Lemon Drop Hill along the Grandma’s Marathon course Saturday morning, June 19, 2021 in Duluth. (Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)
Sparse crowds line London Road as runners climb Lemon Drop Hill along the Grandma’s Marathon course Saturday morning, June 19, 2021 in Duluth. (Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)

Dakota Lindwurm of Eagan, Minnesota, is all smiles as she nears the Lester River Bridge on London Road Saturday, June 19, 2021 in Duluth. Lindwurm won the women’s Grandma’s Marathon with a time of 2:29:04. (Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)
Dakota Lindwurm of Eagan, Minnesota, is all smiles as she nears the Lester River Bridge on London Road Saturday, June 19, 2021 in Duluth. Lindwurm won the women’s Grandma’s Marathon with a time of 2:29:04. (Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)

Johnboy Smith, of Great Britain, gets encouragement from the few spectators on the Lester River Bridge on London Road on his way to winning the wheelchair Grandma's Marathon Saturday, June 19, 2021, in Duluth. (Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)
Johnboy Smith, of Great Britain, gets encouragement from the few spectators on the Lester River Bridge on London Road on his way to winning the wheelchair Grandma's Marathon Saturday, June 19, 2021, in Duluth. (Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)

Women's wheelchair champion Ivonne Reyes, of Mexico, looks up as she crosses over the Lester River Bridge on London Road  Saturday, June 19, 2021, in Duluth.(Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)
Women's wheelchair champion Ivonne Reyes, of Mexico, looks up as she crosses over the Lester River Bridge on London Road Saturday, June 19, 2021, in Duluth.(Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)

Anna Staats dumps a cup of water on her face as she runs Grandma’s Marathon along London Road, just past the Lester River Bridge, Saturday morning, June 19, 2021 in Duluth. (Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)
Anna Staats dumps a cup of water on her face as she runs Grandma’s Marathon along London Road, just past the Lester River Bridge, Saturday morning, June 19, 2021 in Duluth. (Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)

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Spectators cheer on Dakota Lindwurm of Eagan, Minnesota, as she crosses over the Lester River Bridge on London Road Saturday, June 19, 2021 in Duluth. Lindwurm won the women’s Grandma’s Marathon crown with a time of 2:29:04. (Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)
Spectators cheer on Dakota Lindwurm of Eagan, Minnesota, as she crosses over the Lester River Bridge on London Road Saturday, June 19, 2021 in Duluth. Lindwurm won the women’s Grandma’s Marathon crown with a time of 2:29:04. (Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)

The Wurm family from Maple Lake, Minnesota, from left, Charlee, 15, Andrew, 11, Molly, 14, and mom, Keri, cheer on runners from a rock as they wait for their dad/husband, Lenny, to run by on London Road Saturday morning, June 19, 2021 in Duluth. Lenny Wurm was running the full Grandma’s Marathon. (Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)
The Wurm family from Maple Lake, Minnesota, from left, Charlee, 15, Andrew, 11, Molly, 14, and mom, Keri, cheer on runners from a rock as they wait for their dad/husband, Lenny, to run by on London Road Saturday morning, June 19, 2021 in Duluth. Lenny Wurm was running the full Grandma’s Marathon. (Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)

Nicole Popp, of Duluth, holds a sign for runners as they cross over the Lester River Bridge on London Road Saturday, June 19, 2021 in Duluth. Popp normally runs in Grandma’s Marathon, but had a baby three months ago. (Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)
Nicole Popp, of Duluth, holds a sign for runners as they cross over the Lester River Bridge on London Road Saturday, June 19, 2021 in Duluth. Popp normally runs in Grandma’s Marathon, but had a baby three months ago. (Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)

Volunteer Kelsey Workman, of Duluth, keeps an eye out for runners as he rakes up cups along London Road just past a water station Saturday, June 19, 2021 in Duluth. (Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)
Volunteer Kelsey Workman, of Duluth, keeps an eye out for runners as he rakes up cups along London Road just past a water station Saturday, June 19, 2021 in Duluth. (Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)

Tim Stratton plays a Djembe, a West African drum, outside of his house at “Mile Marker 19.2” on London Road Saturday morning, June 19, 2021 in Duluth. (Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)
Tim Stratton plays a Djembe, a West African drum, outside of his house at “Mile Marker 19.2” on London Road Saturday morning, June 19, 2021 in Duluth. (Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)

Sam Anderson (1714) gives out some high fives as he runs along the Grandma’s Marathon course on London Road Saturday morning, June 19, 2021 in Duluth. (Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)
Sam Anderson (1714) gives out some high fives as he runs along the Grandma’s Marathon course on London Road Saturday morning, June 19, 2021 in Duluth. (Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)

Nathaniel Porath dons a cowsuit as he rings his cowbell while riding his bike on the Grandma’s Marathon course on London Road as he follows his wife Saturday morning, June 19, 2021 in Duluth. (Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)
Nathaniel Porath dons a cowsuit as he rings his cowbell while riding his bike on the Grandma’s Marathon course on London Road as he follows his wife Saturday morning, June 19, 2021 in Duluth. (Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)

Emmanuel Mangata, of Duluth, left, excitedly bumps knuckles with his friend Jim Boatman (1061) on Lemon Drop Hill on London Road Saturday morning, June 19, 2021 in Duluth. (Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)
Emmanuel Mangata, of Duluth, left, excitedly bumps knuckles with his friend Jim Boatman (1061) on Lemon Drop Hill on London Road Saturday morning, June 19, 2021 in Duluth. (Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)

Volunteers Damien Kujawa, left, and Jennie Molina-Kujawa fill water into cups along London Road Saturday morning, June 19, 2021 in Duluth. (Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)
Volunteers Damien Kujawa, left, and Jennie Molina-Kujawa fill water into cups along London Road Saturday morning, June 19, 2021 in Duluth. (Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)

Alex Beard, 3, points out runners to his dad, Scott, as they watch Grandma’s Marathon on Lemon Drop Hill on London Road Saturday morning, June 19, 2021 in Duluth. It was the first marathon for Alex. (Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)
Alex Beard, 3, points out runners to his dad, Scott, as they watch Grandma’s Marathon on Lemon Drop Hill on London Road Saturday morning, June 19, 2021 in Duluth. It was the first marathon for Alex. (Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)

A sign greets runners as they climb up Lemon Drop Hill on London Road along the Grandma’s Marathon course Saturday morning, June 19, 2021 in Duluth. (Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)
A sign greets runners as they climb up Lemon Drop Hill on London Road along the Grandma’s Marathon course Saturday morning, June 19, 2021 in Duluth. (Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)