Ethiopian pair hopeul of shattering Grandma's Marathon course record


In 1981, Dick Beardsley ran Grandma's Marathon (Two Harbors to Duluth) in 2 hours, 9 minutes, 37 seconds. To this day, that's the course record.

That may change Saturday morning.

Two runners from Ethoipa -- Bazu Worku and Jereje Yadete -- are late entries who just may challenge Beardsley's mark, according to the Duluth News Tribune.

Worku, 22, has a previous marathon best of 2:05:25. Yadete, 30, has a PR of 2:09:51.

Add in a cool weather forecast (temps in the 50s, with a chance of rain), and the 37th running of Grandma's might just go in the record books as the fastest ever.

If you're headed to the race, the News Tribune has this mile-by-mile spectator guide.

Also, here are a few quick facts about the race, including a link to watch the finish via an online camera.

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