DULUTH, Minn. (WCCO) – About 50 degrees and overcast skies made for a really pleasant run in northern Minnesota Saturday morning.

About 1,900 Grandma’s Marathon runners dodged some puddles along the 26.2-mile route from Two Harbors to Duluth. Among them, Duluth native and Olympian Kara Goucher.

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She completed the half marathon in just over one hour and 18 minutes. She said the crowd carried her home.

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“If I was in any other city I would have dropped out at mile three. It would have been a lonely struggle. Every 10-20 seconds someone was cheering for me. It was really nice,” Goucher said.

Cheering on the runners is a marathon in itself. The event has more than 6,000 volunteers from the start to the finish.

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If you’re wondering, the weather has never forced Grandma’s to cancel in its 42 years.