Grandma’s Marathon

Duluth, June 18 :

Halina Karnatsevich of Belarus took the women’s title for the second consecutive year and Sergei Lukin of Russia won the men’s title in the 30th Grandma’s Marathon on Saturday.

Lukin finished the course in 2:14:30. Pavel Andreev, also of Russia, came in second with a time of 2:16:46. Karnatsevich defended her title with a time of 2:33:39, slower than her winning time last year of 2:28:43 but well ahead of runner-up Svetlana Nekhorosh, of the Ukraine, who finished in 2:37:33. The winners each will receive $8,000.