Race week in Duluth

The 35th Grandma’s Marathon and 21st Garry Bjorklund Half-Marathon are just six days away along the North Shore, set for Saturday morning, with a 7:30 a.m. start for 26.2 miles and 6:30 a.m. for 13.1 miles.

The News Tribune began its event coverage Sunday with stories regarding exercise and endurance racing. The stories include talking with the family of Norm Ruth of Hermantown, who suffered a fatal heart attack following the 2010 Garry Bjorklund Half-Marathon, here, and physicians talking about the benefits, and risks, of exercise here.