Farmington, Rosemount runners compete at Grandma’s

Twenty runners from Farmington and 19 from Rosemount completed Grandma’s Marathon on Saturday on the renowned course that runs along the north shore of Lake Superior from Two Harbors to Duluth.

They were among 5,615 runners to finish the 26.2-mile race.

John Dorin, 42, was the top finisher from Farmington with a time of 3 hours, 24 minutes, 27 seconds. Ed Lauer, 61, finished in 3:50:45, below the 2014 Boston Marathon qualifying cutoff for male runners ages 60-64.

Other male finishers from Farmington were: Jeremy Holman, 37, 3:30:46; Greg Seidel, 38, 3:42:11; Chris Benjamin, 41, 3:42:52; David Johnson, 43, 3:45:07; Alem Tesfaledet, 40, 3:58:41; Jeff Finlon, 24, 4:03:05; Daniel Oberer, 40, 4:46:28; Atef Dimian, 46, 5:04:44; Jonny Silk, 47, 5:37:37; Jesse McElmury, 33, 5:43:29.

Female finishers from Farmington were: Melony Schmitz, 31, 3:52:58; Tanya Doyen, 32, 3:55:36; Holly Scholl, 36; 4:18:29; Joely Dimian, 41, 4:19:47; Michelle Finlon, 26, 4:33:36; Kristine Benjamin, 41, 4:57:23; Amy Linder-Hewitt, 38, 5:00:18; Karen St. John, 53, 6:10:16.

Jim Browning, 41, was the top runner from Rosemount, finishing in 3:04:55. Browning achieved a 2014 Boston Marathon qualifying time in his age group, as did 43-year-old Heather Gray (3:32:55) and 55-year-old Paul Stein (3:33:28).

Other male finishers from Rosemount were: Jamal Abdulahi, 37, 3:22:10; Barry Williamson, 51, 3:30:10; Sam Olson, 31, 3:32:12; Jeff Schultz, 44, 3:38:45; Brent Anderson, 41, 3:49:25; Mark Adam, 33, 4:08:46; Masahiro Sugii, 56, 4:22:15; Ryan Laurn, 24, 5:03:02; Adam Flores, 16; 5:05:57; Don Soule, 63, 5:07:17; Matthew Timmers, 36, 5:37:45; Mike Westermeier, 55, 5:58:11.

Other female finishers from Rosemount: Alyssa Pilger, 40, 3:46:55; Christine Olson, 28; 4:16:10; Alexandra Jones, 25, 4:26:50; Jill Rustad, 34, 4:43:10.

Seventeen Farmington residents completed the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon, one of several other races contested during Grandma’s Marathon. The top male and female finishers were 27-year-old Zach Broughten (1:41:08) and 38-year-old Sarah Fladhammer (1:47:08).

Travis Hibbard, 28, led 16 Rosemount runners in the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon, finishing in 1:30:18. Top female finisher from Rosemount was Janell Hibbard, 28, whose time was 1:38:29.

There were 6,626 finishers in the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon.

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