The 2023 running of Grandma's Marathon and Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon in Duluth are in the books, with a huge field of participants hitting the course on a dry, sunny day perfect for running. Several of this year's races came close to course records, with one record being broken during today's events.

Going into Saturday's races, women's half marathon course record holder Kara Goucher believed that her record in the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon was going to fall this year. It turns out that would be true.

In her first-ever Duluth appearance, Maggie Montoya beat Goucher's 2012 record by 20 seconds, going in the record books with a time of 1:09:26. Montoya becomes the seventh woman to hold the course record over the years of the event.

Here are the other event headlines, category by category, followed by an extensive photo gallery from along the course of Saturday's events.

Grandma's Marathon (Men's)

Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth
Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth
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Elisha Barno already held the title of the winningest marathoner in Grandma's Marathon history, adding to his list of victories with another win in 2023. Barno won the race for a fifth time, finishing with a time of 2:09:14. His 2023 time was his best ever in Duluth, only 8 seconds shy of tying the event record, which was set in 2014 by Dominic Ondoro. Ondoro finished 45 seconds behind Barno, coming in second this year with a time of 2:09:59.

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With Barno and Ondoro's times, this year became the first time ever that two men came in under the 2:10:00 mark in the same race.

You can see the full results here.

Grandma's Marathon (Women's)

Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth
Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth
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Lauren Hagans entered the field this year as someone not only new to Grandma's Marathon, but someone new to marathon running altogether. In her debut in running a full 26.2 marathon, Hagans found victory, defeating last year's champion Dakotah Lindwurm.

Hagans time in her debut marathon victory was 2:25:55, marking the fourth-fastest time ever recorded by a woman at Grandma's Marathon. Lindwurm, last year's winner, finished more than a minute behind Hagans with a time of 2:26:56.

You can see the full results here.

Grandma's Marathon (Men's Wheelchair)

Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth
Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth
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Aaron Pike defended his 2022 Grandma's Marathon title, winning once again this year with a time of 1:27:34. Pike won for the second straight year, and now has won a total of 5 times since 2017.

You can see the full results here.

Grandma's Marathon (Women's Wheelchair)

Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth
Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth
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Jenna Fesemyer won the 2023 Grandma's Marathon women's wheelchair division with a time of 1:47:20. After finishing in second place in 2022, Fesemyer collected her first-ever win in Duluth this year.

You can see the full results here.

Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon (Men's)

Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth
Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth
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Joel Reichow collected the title of Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon winner in the men's field. Reichow finished with a time of 1:02:30, which is a new personal best and comes in as the 8th fastest men's finish in the race's history. Reichow wins in 2023 after finishing in 10th place in 2022.

You can see the full results here.

Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon (Women's)

Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth
Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth
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As noted above, Maggie Montoya won this year's Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon in the women's field, breaking Kara Goucher's course record by 20 seconds in the process. Montoya's record-setting time was 1:09:26. This race also marks Montoya's first appearance in Duluth. She becomes the seventh woman to hold the course record over the years of the event.

You can see the full results here.

Here is a gallery from the finish line and along the race course, highlighting not only the elite winners, but a number of other participants from Saturday.

2023 Grandma's Marathon & Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon Photos

Winners and photos of various participants from the 2023 running of Grandma's Marathon and the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon.

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