Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon Results

Daniel Kemoi — 1:02:03 

2022 Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon Men’s Champion

Rosie Edwards — 1:12:45

 2022 Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon Women’s Champion

2022 TOP 10 MEN’S FINISHERS

  1. Daniel Kemoi – 1:02:03
  2. Kiya Dandena – 1:02:21
  3. Nathan Martin – 1:03:21
  4. Aidan Reed – 1:03:27
  5. Kevin Koski – 1:03:34
  6. Luis Orta – 1:04:12
  7. Jacob Heslington – 1:04:22
  8. Phillip Reid – 1:04:31
  9. Chase Weaverling – 1:04:34
  10. Joel Reichow – 1:04:38

2022 TOP 10 WOMEN’S FINISHERS

  1. Rosie Edwards – 1:12:45
  2. Elena Hayday – 1:13:00
  3. Kelsey Bruce – 1:13:32
  4. Grace Kahura – 1:13:53
  5. Kelsey Pntius – 1:14:16
  6.  Caroline Cole – 1:14:40
  7. Lexie Greitzer – 1:15:36
  8. Aleta Looker – 1:15:51
  9. Danielle Domenichelli – 1:16:03
  10. Michelle Parks – 1:16:11
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The Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon partners with Mtec Results for its race weekend timing and historical record-keeping.

Founded in 1998, Mtec Results offers innovative timing and scoring solutions for more than 100 national and international competitive athletic events each year.

Marathon Foto is the official photography partner of the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon and can provide each of our participants with priceless keepsakes following their race in Duluth.

Whether it’s a smile at the finish line or exhaustion at Mile 12, Marathon Foto is there to capture the important moments of your journey and to help you remember your race day experience.

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 Street Course Best – Meb Keflezighi (2013), 1:01:22
Michigan Street Course Best – Panuel Mkungo (2019), 1:02:37

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 – Patrick Billig (2022), 1:18:30
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 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

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+ – Sara Olson (2022), 1:56:07

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

Non-Binary Event Record Holder

Sarah Stuhr became the first-ever non-binary age division champion at the 2022 Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon, running a time of 2:56:58.

2022 was the first year Grandma’s Marathon offered a specific non-binary category, an important step in ensuring all our participants feel safe as well as welcomed and included on race weekend.

Superior Street Course Best – Sarah Stuhr (2022), 2:56:58
Michigan Street Course Best – N/A

NON-BINARY AGE DIVISION RECORDS
Open
 – Sarah Stuhr (2022), 2:56:58
12-18 – N/A
19-34 – N/A
35-39 – Sarah Stuhr (2022), 2:56:58
40-44 – N/A
45-49 – N/A
50-54 – N/A
55-59 – N/A
60-64 – N/A
65-69 – N/A
70+ – N/A

Local – N/A
Minnesotan – Sarah Stuhr (2022), 2:56:58

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Fitger's 5K History

The Fitger’s 5K began in 1990 and over more than three decades has now become Duluth’s premier spring running event.

The 3.1-mile race traditionally starts and finishes in front of the historic Fitger’s building. The scenic race course takes participants through downtown Duluth and Canal Park.

Below are the all-time Fitger’s 5K race records and winners from each year. NOTE: Some early records are incomplete and our staff is working to retrieve those dating back to 1990.

2022 Fitger's 5K Parking Info

The Fitger’s 5K course starts and finishes just outside the historic Fitger’s Lakefront Hotel in downtown Duluth. They travel eastward toward 23rd Avenue East on Superior Street, London Road, and South Street.

2022 Fitger's 5K Parking Info

The Fitger’s 5K course starts and finishes just outside the historic Fitger’s Lakefront Hotel in downtown Duluth. They travel eastward toward 23rd Avenue East on Superior Street, London Road, and South Street.

2022 Fitger's 5K Parking Info

Free parking for the event is available in the parking ramp located next to Fitger’s.

Fitger’s Complex
600 E. Superior Street
Duluth, MN 55802

2022 Fitger's 5K Race Packet Pickup Info

The Fitger’s 5K course starts and finishes just outside the historic Fitger’s Lakefront Hotel in downtown Duluth. They travel eastward toward 23rd Avenue East on Superior Street, London Road, and South Street.

2022 Fitger's 5K Swag Items

The Fitger’s 5K course starts and finishes just outside the historic Fitger’s Lakefront Hotel in downtown Duluth. They travel eastward toward 23rd Avenue East on Superior Street, London Road, and South Street.