Grandma’s Marathon

by Bruce Strand, Sports Editor Among the 44 runners from the Star News area at Grandma’s Marathon on June 22 was an Elk River retiree who has run more than 70 of those 26.2-milers. “I ran my first one when I was 35,” said Larry McNichols, now 68. “A friend at work wanted to get [...]

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Katie Eberley, running her second marathon of the year, led all Star News area entrants, male or female, at Grandma’s Marathon on Saturday. Eberley, 34, hit the finish line in 3 hours, 26 minutes, and 33 seconds, which ranked 875th of 5,613 runners overall and 150th among 2,342 females. She also ran the Boston Marathon [...]

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Dallas Erdahl was the top Elk River area finisher in the 36th annual Grandma’s Marathon on Saturday, finishing 482nd among 5,784 runners. Erdahl, 20, former Elk who qualified for state his senior year of cross country, had a time of 3:20:01 for the 26.2-mile run from Two Harbors to Duluth,  in his first marathon.  University [...]

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