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.READ MORE: 1 Shot At Hopkins Apartment Building, Suspect In Custody
She completed the half marathon in just over one hour and 18 minutes. She said the crowd carried her home.READ MORE: School Bus Companies Install Cameras To Catch Drivers Ignoring Stop Arms
“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.MORE NEWS: Northeastern Minnesota Braces For Record Flooding
If you’re wondering, the weather has never forced Grandma’s to cancel in its 42 years.