Grandma's Marathon loses a legend
DULUTH, Minn. -- Hand-written results from the inaugural Grandma's Marathon, on June 25, 1977, note the oldest finisher as Alex Ratelle of Minneapolis. He was 52 and merely placed fourth.
Not fourth among masters runners, those 40 and older, but fourth overall, in 2 hours, 37 minutes and 32 seconds.
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