Records & Results

Men’s Event Record Holder

Meb Keflezighi is one of the most recognizable faces in American distance running, and his dramatic run in 2013 is still the time to beat at the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon.

Keflezighi ran a time of 1:01:22 in the 2013 USA Half Marathon Championships, falling just short of winning after being outkicked in the final 800-meters by Mo Trafeh.

Note: Mo Trafeh ran a 1:01:17 at the 2013 USA Half Marathon championships but later had that result stripped by the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA).

Keflezighi won a silver medal in the marathon at the 2004 Athens Olympics, and he also turned in winning performances at the 2009 New York City and 2014 Boston Marathons.

*Superior St. Course Best – Meb Keflezighi (2013), 1:01:22
*Michigan St. Course Best – Panuel Mkungo (2019), 1:02:37


Women’s Event Record Holder

Duluth native Kara Goucher returned to her hometown in the summer of 2012 for the USA Half Marathon Championships, and she delivered one of the most electrifying performances in the history of the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon.

In what’s become two of the most iconic images of the 13.1-mile event, Goucher pumped her fist as she crossed the finish line with an event record time of 1:09:46 and then carried her son, Colt, up and down Canal Park Drive with an American flag draped across her shoulders.

Goucher is a two-time US Olympian, competing in both the 5,000m and 10,000m at the 2008 Beijing Games and then the marathon at the 2012 London Games.

*Superior St. Course Best – Kara Goucher (2012), 1:09:46
*Michigan St. Course Best – Monica Ngige (2018), 1:09:55


Men’s Age Division Records

Open – Meb Keflezighi (2013), 1:01:22
12-18 – Gudeta Roba (2001), 1:10:02
19-34 – Derese Daniboba (2011), 1:02:19
35-39 – Meb Keflezighi (2013), 1:01:22
40-44 – Kevin Castille (2013), 1:04:32
45-49 – Kevin Castille (2017), 1:03:58
50-54 – John Campbell (1999), 1:08:28
55-59 – John Vandanacker (2019), 1:15:43
60-64 – Leslie Davis (2003), 1:19:13
65-69 – Dan Conway (2005), 1:25:00
70+ – Dick Wilson (2003), 1:32:34

Local – Scott Behling (2019), 1:06:28
Minnesotan – Joe Moore (2013), 1:04:06

Women’s Age Division Records

Open – Kara Goucher (2012), 1:09:46
12-18 – Alana Hadley (2012), 1:16:59
19-34 – Kara Goucher (2012), 1:09:46
35-39 – Colleen De Rueck (2003), 1:10:00
40-44 – Sherry Piers (2012), 1:14:19
45-49 – Jeanne Lasee-Johnson (2003), 1:20:17
50-54 – Joan Benoit Samuelson (2009), 1:20:36
55-59 – Terri Cassel (2017), 1:31:21
60-64 – Mimi Sturgell (2011), 1:35:46
65-69 – Linda Bjornbers (2016), 1:49:26
70+ – Toshiko D’Elia (2003), 1:56:32

Local – Jennifer Houck (2020), 1:15:49
Minnesotan – Katy Jermann (2019), 1:10:27