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PHOTOS: 46th Annual Grandma's Marathon

News Tribune photographers capture scenes from various areas of the race course.

Athletes running and celebrating at the finish line area of Grandma's Marathon
Dakotah Lindwurm celebrates while crossing the finish line of Grandma’s Marathon on Saturday, June, 18, 2022, in Duluth. Lindwurm is the women’s champion with at time of 2 hours 25 minutes and 1 second.
Clint Austin / Duluth News Tribune
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Duluth News Tribune photographers Jed Carlson, Steve Kuchera and Clint Austin documented scenes from the 46th Annual Grandma's Marathon Saturday. The three covered the race from its start in Two Harbors, down the shore to London Road and at the finish line in Canal Park. The following images of the day are split in three sections to help identify what area of the race they were captured.

STARTING LINE AREA PHOTOS

At the start of Grandma's Marathon.
Elite men racers begin Grandma’s Marathon on Saturday, June 18, 2022.
Steve Kuchera / Duluth News Tribune
At the start of Grandma's Marathon.
Volunteer Rodney Scandin pours another water near the Grandma’s Marathon start line Saturday, June 18, 2022.
Steve Kuchera / Duluth News Tribune
At the start of Grandma's Marathon.
Two F-16 fighters fly over the Grandma’s Marathon start area Saturday, June 18, 2022.
Steve Kuchera / Duluth News Tribune
46TH ANNUAL GRANDMA'S MARATHON
More coverage from the 2022 Grandma's Marathon weekend in Duluth:
From the column: "I started crying. Instead of seeing these racers as strangers, I felt the way I would feel watching my own children starting the race."
What is it about Grandma’s that we find so inspiring?
A look back at Grandma's Marathon on Saturday from the viewpoint of an "official unofficial" spectator.
Minnesota runner, faster than ever, enjoys ‘best day ever.’
A reduced field in 2021 due to COVID-19 led to fewer spectators along the course. Sold out races in 2022 brought people back to cheer on the runners and racers.
Fans with costumes and signs cheer on runners along Duluth's London Road.
In his first completed marathon since a 2019 injury, the Grandma’s marathon course record holder returned for a win and the second-best race time in the event’s history.
Aaron Pike and Susannah Scaroni broke their own course records, with Pike fighting off a challenger at the finish line.
While the men's winner took a commanding lead early, the women's winner had to fight her way back up to the front.
Saturday morning's live coverage of the marathon in Duluth. For full stories, see duluthnewstribune.com/grandmas.

At the start of Grandma's Marathon.
Elite women racers begin Grandma’s Marathon on Saturday, June 18, 2022.
Steve Kuchera / Duluth News Tribune
At the start of Grandma's Marathon.
Wheelchair racers begin Grandma’s Marathon on Saturday, June 18, 2022.
Steve Kuchera / Duluth News Tribune
At the start of Grandma's Marathon.
Defending Grandma’s Marathon women’s champion Dakotah Lindwurm warms up before the start of the Saturday, June 18, 2022, race. She successfully defended her title.
Steve Kuchera / Duluth News Tribune
At the start of Grandma's Marathon.
A Grandma’s Marathon runner rests before the start of the Saturday, June 18, 2022, race.
Steve Kuchera / Duluth News Tribune
At the start of Grandma's Marathon.
Volunteers gather up clothing left in the Grandma’s Marathon starting chute Saturday, June 18, 2022. The items were donated to Goodwill.
Steve Kuchera / Duluth News Tribune

MID-COURSE PHOTOS

Near the midpoint of Grandma's Marathon.
Jaylen, Caden, Renn, and Lee Lipka offer hand slaps to Grandma’s Marathon runners near the race’s midpoint Saturday, June 18, 2022. Jaylen and Renn are brothers, and cousins to Caden and Lee.
Steve Kuchera / Duluth News Tribune
Near the midpoint of Grandma's Marathon.
Course record-holder Dominic Ondoro, right, runs with the leaders at the midpoint of Grandma’s Marathon on Saturday, June 18, 2022. He went on to win the race.
Steve Kuchera / Duluth News Tribune
Near the midpoint of Grandma's Marathon.
Water is offered to Grandma’s Marathon runners near the midpoint of the race on Saturday, June 18, 2022.
Steve Kuchera / Duluth News Tribune
Near the midpoint of Grandma's Marathon.
Grandma’s Marathon volunteer Callie Rossel hands out water to thirsty runners near the race’s midpoint on Saturday, June 18, 2022.
Steve Kuchera / Duluth News Tribune
At the midpoint of Grandma’s Marathon.
Grandma’s Marathon racer Laura Hendrickson, from the left, pauses near the race’s midpoint on Saturday, June 18, 2022, to exchange high-fives with sister Kate Hannon and aunt Laurie Brickley.
Steve Kuchera / Duluth News Tribune
At the midpoint of Grandma’s Marathon.
Arin Arpinar and Lauren Childers encourage runners near the midpoint of Grandma’s Marathon on Saturday, June 18, 2022.
Steve Kuchera / Duluth News Tribune
At the midpoint of Grandma’s Marathon.
Grandma’s Marathon runners pass spectators near the race’s midpoint on Saturday, June 18, 2022.
Steve Kuchera / Duluth News Tribune
At the midpoint of Grandma’s Marathon.
A note of encouragement for a Grandma’s Marathon runner and a muffin fastened to a mailbox near the race’s midpoint Saturday, June 18, 2022.
Steve Kuchera / Duluth News Tribune
Pete Bromen (8291) of Duluth jumps as he gives a high five to Emily Saul
Pete Bromen (8291) of Duluth jumps as he gives a high five to Emily Saul, a sports psychologist and trainer from Boston, as he reaches the top of Lemon Drop Hill during Grandma’s Marathon in Duluth Saturday morning, June 18, 2022.
Jed Carlson / Superior Telegram
Eventual winner Dominic Ondoro and the lead pack run over the Lester River Bridge
Eventual winner Dominic Ondoro and the lead pack run over the Lester River Bridge Saturday morning, June 18, 2022, during Grandma’s Marathon in Duluth.
Jed Carlson / Superior Telegram
Susannah Scaroni looks up as she zips over the Lester River Bridge
Susannah Scaroni looks up as she zips over the Lester River Bridge on her way to the women’s title of the wheelchair race at Grandma’s Marathon Saturday in Duluth.
Jed Carlson / Superior Telegram
Women’s champion Dakotah Lindwurm is all smiles after crossing over the Lester River Bridge
Women’s champion Dakotah Lindwurm is all smiles after crossing over the Lester River Bridge Saturday morning, June 18, 2022, during Grandma’s Marathon in Duluth.
Jed Carlson / Superior Telegram
Ivan Zimnukhov (4721) dumps a glass of water over his unicorn horn
Ivan Zimnukhov (4721) dumps a glass of water over his unicorn horn along London Road on Saturday morning, June 18, 2022, during Grandma’s Marathon in Duluth.
Jed Carlson / Superior Telegram
The crowd along London Road watches runners begin up Lemon Drop Hill
The crowd along London Road watches runners begin up Lemon Drop Hill Saturday morning, June 18, 2022, during Grandma’s Marathon in Duluth.
Jed Carlson / Superior Telegram
Zein Aly (9837) celebrates climbing Lemon Drop Hill
Zein Aly (9837) celebrates climbing Lemon Drop Hill along London Road during Grandma’s Marathon Saturday in Duluth.
Jed Carlson / Superior Telegram
Johnboy Smith, left, holds a slight lead on Aaron Pike as the two roll over the Lester River Bridge
Johnboy Smith, left, holds a slight lead on Aaron Pike as the two roll over the Lester River Bridge during the wheelchair race at Grandma’s Marathon Saturday in Duluth.
Jed Carlson / Superior Telegram
Susannah Scaroni looks up as she zips over the Lester River Bridge
Susannah Scaroni looks up as she zips over the Lester River Bridge on her way to the women’s title of the wheelchair race at Grandma’s Marathon Saturday in Duluth.
Jed Carlson / Superior Telegram
Dakotah Lindwurm runs along London Road with a huge smile on her face on her way to winning a second straight women's title
Dakotah Lindwurm runs along London Road with a huge smile on her face on her way to winning a second straight women's title during Grandma’s Marathon.
Jed Carlson / Superior Telegram
Emily Francis (5635) gives a high five to Nate Saul, of Minneapolis, as she gets to the top of Lemon Drop Hill
Emily Francis (5635) gives a high five to Nate Saul, of Minneapolis, as she gets to the top of Lemon Drop Hill during Grandma’s Marathon. “You are doing all of the miles,” Saul screams to the runners.
Jed Carlson / Superior Telegram
Erin Forde spits out some water as she runs along London Road
Erin Forde spits out some water as she runs along London Road in Duluth during Grandma’s Marathon on Saturday.
Jed Carlson / Superior Telegram
Volunteer Derek Grafmyre, of Duluth, hands out bananas to runners along London Road
Volunteer Derek Grafmyre, of Duluth, hands out bananas to runners along London Road in Duluth during Grandma’s Marathon on Saturday.
Jed Carlson / Superior Telegram
Megan Matheson, left, sets out cups as Cory Kovak fills them with water as the two Duluthians volunteer along London Road
Megan Matheson, left, sets out cups as Cory Kovak fills them with water as the two Duluthians volunteer along London Road during Grandma’s Marathon on Saturday.
Jed Carlson / Superior Telegram
Nick Hayes, left, Theresa Peteren, center, and Isaac Fordahl cheer on runners along London Road
Nick Hayes, left, Theresa Petersen, center, and Isaac Fordahl cheer on runners along London Road in Duluth during Grandma’s Marathon on Saturday.
Jed Carlson / Superior Telegram

FINISH LINE PHOTOS

Athletes running and celebrating at the finish line area of Grandma's Marathon
Daniel Kemoi of Coon Rapids raises his arms at the finish line of the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon on Saturday, June, 18, 2022, in Duluth. Kemoi is the men’s winner with a time of 1 hour 2 minutes and 3 seconds.
Clint Austin / Duluth News Tribune
Athletes running and celebrating at the finish line area of Grandma's Marathon
Cameron Duncan of Woodbury, Minn. proposes to Brynna Ringham of Woodbury, Minn., at the finish line of the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon on Saturday, June, 18, 2022, in Duluth.
Clint Austin / Duluth News Tribune
Athletes running and celebrating at the finish line area of Grandma's Marathon
Roger Laaksonen, of Duluth, waves to the crowd at the finish line of the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon on Saturday, June, 18, 2022, in Duluth.
Clint Austin / Duluth News Tribune
Athletes running and celebrating at the finish line area of Grandma's Marathon
Rosie Edwards of Scottsdale, Ariz., raises her arms at the finish line of the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon on Saturday, June, 18, 2022, in Duluth. Edwards is the top female finisher with at time of 1 hour 12 minutes and 45 seconds.
Clint Austin / Duluth News Tribune
Athletes running and celebrating at the finish line area of Grandma's Marathon
Ryan Dietrich of Andover crosses the finish line of the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon on Saturday, June, 18, 2022, in Duluth.
Clint Austin / Duluth News Tribune
Athletes running and celebrating at the finish line area of Grandma's Marathon
Aaron Pike, front, and Johnboy Smith approach the finish line of Grandma’s Marathon on Saturday, June, 18, 2022, in Duluth.
Clint Austin / Duluth News Tribune
Athletes running and celebrating at the finish line area of Grandma's Marathon
Cameron Duncan kisses Brynna Ringham after asking her to marry him at the finish line of the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon on Saturday, June, 18, 2022, in Duluth.
Clint Austin / Duluth News Tribune
Athletes running and celebrating at the finish line area of Grandma's Marathon
Brynna Ringham of Woodbury, Minn., reacts after being asked to marry Cameron Duncan at the finish line of the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon on Saturday, June, 18, 2022, in Duluth.
Clint Austin / Duluth News Tribune
Athletes running and celebrating at the finish line area of Grandma's Marathon
Susannah Scaroni crosses the finish line of Grandma’s Marathon on Saturday, June, 18, 2022, in Duluth. Scaroni is the top women’s finisher.
Clint Austin / Duluth News Tribune
Athletes running and celebrating at the finish line area of Grandma's Marathon
Susannah Scaroni approaches the finish line of Grandma’s Marathon on Saturday, June, 18, 2022, in Duluth.
Clint Austin / Duluth News Tribune
Athletes running and celebrating at the finish line area of Grandma's Marathon
Sammy Rotich crosses the finish line at Grandma’s Marathon on Saturday, June, 18, 2022, in Duluth.
Clint Austin / Duluth News Tribune
Athletes running and celebrating at the finish line area of Grandma's Marathon
Dominic Ondoro reacts after finishing first at the finish line of Grandma’s Marathon on Saturday, June, 18, 2022, in Duluth.
Clint Austin / Duluth News Tribune
Athletes running and celebrating at the finish line area of Grandma's Marathon
Dominic Ondoro celebrates at the finish line of Grandma’s Marathon on Saturday, June, 18, 2022, in Duluth. Ondoro is the men’s winner with a time of 2 hours 9 minutes and 34 seconds.
Clint Austin / Duluth News Tribune
Athletes running and celebrating at the finish line area of Grandma's Marathon
Dakotah Lindwurm celebrates while approaching the finish line of Grandma’s Marathon on Saturday, June, 18, 2022, in Duluth.
Clint Austin / Duluth News Tribune
Athletes running and celebrating at the finish line area of Grandma's Marathon
A group of runners forms a conga line at the finish line of Grandma’s Marathon on Saturday, June, 18, 2022, in Duluth.
Clint Austin / Duluth News Tribune
Athletes running and celebrating at the finish line area of Grandma's Marathon
After winning the marathon, Dakotah Lindwurm hugs her grandfather, Sev Wanous of Andover, at the finish line of Grandma’s Marathon on Saturday, June, 18, 2022, in Duluth.
Clint Austin / Duluth News Tribune
Athletes running and celebrating at the finish line area of Grandma's Marathon
Dakotah Lindwurm reacts at the finish line of Grandma’s Marathon on Saturday, June, 18, 2022, in Duluth. Lindwurm is the top female finisher.
Clint Austin / Duluth News Tribune
Athletes running and celebrating at the finish line area of Grandma's Marathon
Medals wait to be handed out at the finish line of Grandma’s Marathon on Saturday, June, 18, 2022, in Duluth.
Clint Austin / Duluth News Tribune
Athletes running and celebrating at the finish line area of Grandma's Marathon
Olivia Hummel of Minneapolis hitches a ride on the back of Sam Turner of Minneapolis at the finish line of Grandma’s Marathon on Saturday, June, 18, 2022, in Duluth. Hummel ran the marathon.
Clint Austin / Duluth News Tribune
Athletes running and celebrating at the finish line area of Grandma's Marathon
Princess Bubblebutt, a seven-year-old Corgi, sits with her owner Megan Compas of Duluth at the finish line area of Grandma’s Marathon on Saturday, June, 18, 2022, in Duluth. Compas was volunteering for the first time this year.
Clint Austin / Duluth News Tribune
Athletes running and celebrating at the finish line area of Grandma's Marathon
Anthony Snitker of Monrovia, Calif., uses a thermal sheet to stay warm at the finish line of Grandma’s Marathon on Saturday, June, 18, 2022, in Duluth.
Clint Austin / Duluth News Tribune
Athletes running and celebrating at the finish line area of Grandma's Marathon
Cole Bowermaster, right, and Chelsey Bowermaster hug after running the full marathon at the finish line of Grandma’s Marathon on Saturday, June, 18, 2022, in Duluth.
Clint Austin / Duluth News Tribune
Athletes running and celebrating at the finish line area of Grandma's Marathon
Runners use thermal sheets to stay warm at the finish line of Grandma’s Marathon on Saturday, June, 18, 2022, in Duluth.
Clint Austin / Duluth News Tribune
Athletes running and celebrating at the finish line area of Grandma's Marathon
Grandma’s Marathon volunteer Dick Robison of Duluth holds signs directing runners where to pick up shirts at the finish line of Grandma’s Marathon on Saturday, June, 18, 2022, in Duluth.
Clint Austin / Duluth News Tribune
Athletes running and celebrating at the finish line area of Grandma's Marathon
Matthew Naugle of Washington, DC reacts at the finish line of Grandma’s Marathon on Saturday, June, 18, 2022, in Duluth.
Clint Austin / Duluth News Tribune
Athletes running and celebrating at the finish line area of Grandma's Marathon
Nate Sandell of Eagan, Minn. reacts at the finish line of Grandma’s Marathon on Saturday, June, 18, 2022, in Duluth.
Clint Austin / Duluth News Tribune
Athletes running and celebrating at the finish line area of Grandma's Marathon
Andy Christianson of Minneapolis reacts at the finish line of Grandma’s Marathon on Saturday, June, 18, 2022, in Duluth.
Clint Austin / Duluth News Tribune

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