Thursday, June 16, 2011
Long-distance running generally is not a sport that lends itself to guarantees, but this one is pretty much set in stone.
The men's side of the Grandma's Marathon is guaranteed to have a new winner in 2011.
Defending men's champion Philemon Kemboi, a native of Kenya, has been forced to withdraw from the 35th annual running of Grandma's Marathon due to visa problems, according to the Duluth News Tribune. The withdrawl was confirmed by race officials on Tuesday.