The 2022 running of Grandma's Marathon and Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon are in the books, capping off an exciting return to full capacity - being sold out for the first time since 2016.

One of the big headlines is Minnesotan Dakotah Lindwurm winning the women's division of Grandma's Marathon for a second straight year. Lindwurm became the first Minnesotan to win the race sine the 1991, returning once again this year to defend her title as the women's champion. Additionally, both Aaron Pike and Susannah Scaroni posted course records in the men's and women's wheelchair event.

Also down below, we have an extensive photo gallery from the finish line and places along the course, including images of winners and many of the other participants of the day's events.

After a 2021 Grandma's weekend that saw a smaller than normal race field, this year's participation sold out fast, marking the first time in 6 years that the weekend's races had sold out.

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The weather was also generally cooperative, offering a bit of a tailwind and cooler conditions in the 50's through much of the day due to a breeze off the lake. While the sky was generally clear for the elite finishers, clouds crept into the picture through the later morning hours for the rest of the day.

Grandma's Marathon (Men's)

Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth
Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth
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Dominic Ondoro won this year's Grandma's Marathon in the men's field. Ondoro previously broke Dick Beardsley’s longstanding event record in 2014. This gave Ondoro his first win in Duluth. This year was his first competitive race since 2019, winning in his return to competition and running a time of 2:09:34, which is now second-best all-time among men at Grandma’s Marathon - behind only his own record performance set in 2014.

  1. Dominic Ondoro 2:09:34
  2. Sammy Rotich 2:10:07
  3. James Ngandu 2:10:17
  4. Elisha Barno 2:10:22
  5. Cj Albertson 2:10:52
  6. Benard Rotich 2:12:47
  7. Johnny Crain 2:12:55
  8. Parker Stinson 2:12:58
  9. Turner Wiley 2:13:40
  10. Kevin Lewis 2:13:48

Grandma's Marathon (Women's)

Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth
Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth
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Dakotah Lindwurm won this year's Grandma's Marathon in the women's field. The Minneesota native enthusiastically crossed the finish line to win her second straight Grandma's Marathon, nearly setting a new course record with her performance. Lindwurm now is the first woman to win back-to-back Grandma’s Marathon championships since Mary Akor won three in a row from 2007-2009.

  1. Dakotah Lindwurm 2:25:01
  2. Sarah Sellers 2:25:43
  3. Susanna Sullivan 2:26:56
  4. Esther Wanjiru 2:27:15
  5. Branna MacDougall 2:28:36
  6. Molly Culver 2:31:15
  7. Molly Bookmyer 2:32:53
  8. Jane Bareikis 2:33:26
  9. Meriah Earle 2:34:17
  10. Gabriella Rooker 2:34:57

Grandma's Marathon (Men's Wheelchair)

Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth
Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth
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Aaron Pike won this year's Grandma's Marathon in the men's wheelchair field. Pike won over defending champion JohnBoy Smith to win his fourth career Grandma’s Marathon title. He finished three seconds ahead in a time of 1:20:02. That time is nearly a minute faster than Pike’s old event record of 1:20:59, which he set in 2019.

  1. Aaron Pike 1:20:02
  2. Johnboy Smith 1:20:05
  3. Rafael Botello 1:24:03
  4. Hermin Garic 1:24:18
  5. Martin Velasco Soria 1:25:12
  6. Evan Correll 1:27:19
  7. Takemura Koki 1:28:41
  8. Fidel Arnoldo Aguilar Zepeda 1:28:42
  9. Luis Francisco Sanclemente 1:29:00
  10. Jason Robinson 1:29:01

Grandma's Marathon (Women's Wheelchair)

Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth
Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth
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Susannah Scaroni  won this year's Grandma's Marathon in the women's wheelchair field. Scaroni posted a time of 1:27:31, which obliterated her own previous record set in 2019 by more than three minutes.

The time is actually a new world best, beating Manuela Schar’s time of 1:28:17 in the 2017 Boston Marathon. It won't, however, be certified as a new world record because the Grandma’s Marathon course is point-to-point with an elevation drop above the allowed standard.

  1. Susannah Scaroni 1:27:31
  2. Jenna Fesemyer 1:33:50
  3. Noemi Alphonse 1:35:14
  4. Michelle Wheeler 1:46:39
  5. Emelia Perry 1:49:55
  6. Ivonne Reyes 1:53:44
  7. Eva Houston 1:59:49
  8. Heather Sealover 2:15:36

Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon (Men's)

Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth
Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth
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Daniel Kemoi won this year's Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon in the men's field. Kemboi, who is from Kenya but resides in Coon Rapids, MN, ran a time of 1:02:03. This was 18 seconds better than runner-up Kiya Dandena and less than a minute off the event record pace of 1:01:22.

  1. Daniel Kemoi 1:02:03
  2. Kiya Dandena 1:02:21
  3. Nathan Martin 1:03:21
  4. Aidan Reed 1:03:27
  5. Kevin Koski 1:03:34
  6. Luis Orta 1:04:12
  7. Jacob Heslington 1:04:22
  8. Phillip Reid 1:04:31
  9. Chase Weaverling 1:04:34
  10. Joel Reichow 1:04:38

Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon (Women's)

Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth
Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth
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Rosie Edwards won this year's Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon in the women's field. Edwards won by just 15 seconds, finishing with a time of 1:12:45. She finished ahead of runner-up Elena Hayday, who ran 1:13:00. The time was narrowly off Edwards’ personal record time of 1:12:24, and marks her second half marathon win in the past two years.

  1. Rosie Edwards 1:12:45
  2. Elena Hayday 1:13:00
  3. Kelsey Bruce 1:13:32
  4. Grace Kahura 1:13:53
  5. Kelsey Pontius 1:14:16
  6. Caroline Cole 1:14:40
  7. Lexie Greitzer 1:15:36
  8. Aleta Looker 1:15:51
  9. Danielle Domenichelli 1:16:03 
  10. Michelle Parks 1:16:11

2022 Grandma's Marathon and Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon

Winners and photos of various participants from the 2022 running of Grandma's Marathon and the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon.

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