Kara Goucher will be in Duluth on Saturday, but only to watch the action during Grandma's Marathon.RELATED CONTENT
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Sixty-four-year-old Tim Sandor, who grew up in Ashland and has lived in Superior since 1975, found running enjoyable and has kept with it for more than 30 years.RELATED CONTENT
Wright began running marathons in 2003 and, despite a diagnosis of blood cancer multiple myeloma at that time, he’s continued in the sport.RELATED CONTENT
Ten yards from the finish of his first marathon, David House collapsed — in Duluth, on Canal Park Drive, at age 18, just out of high school.RELATED CONTENT
Grandma’s Marathon is hoping to add two speedy Ethiopians to the June 22 race, executive race director Scott Keenan said Friday.RELATED CONTENT
Executive director Scott Keenan told his staff Friday morning that the 37th Grandma’s Marathon on June 22 will be his last. He’s the longest-serving marathon race director in the United States.RELATED CONTENT
HOCKEY: Joey Anderson is 14 and has made a college commitment. He called Minnesota Duluth men’s hockey coach Scott Sandelin on May 26 and said he wanted to be a Bulldog.RELATED CONTENT
Boxing was Jerry LeGarde’s calling card as a competitor, trainer and father of five boxing sons.
As runners continue to pursue the 26.2-mile distance in record numbers, small-town Grandma’s Marathon is holding its own compared to races in metropolitan areas with much larger population bases.RELATED CONTENT
KEVIN PATES: Thirty-five years of covering Grandma’s Marathon for the News Tribune comes to a close Saturday.RELATED CONTENT
KEVIN PATES COLUMN: As much fun as it is to pin on a number and get an official time, being with friends, side-by-side over city and rural roads and trails, are the best days of running. That’s what I’ll remember most from 35 years as a citizen runner in Duluth.RELATED CONTENT
The time has raced by, but the people and the moments are forever stopped.RELATED CONTENT
The recorded voice you hear when calling the News Tribune sports department after hours is an employee long since gone from the company.
One sister lives in Arizona now, one brother in North Carolina. They won’t be home for Christmas. The family’s two eldest children enjoy the weather where they are.
There was a phone call on my birthday from a nursing home in St. Paul.