A cornucopia of Grandma’s Marathon stories

Grand Rapids native John Heitzman, living in Albuquerque, N.M., the past two years, will relocate to Duluth in July. On Saturday he’ll compete in the 35th Grandma’s Marathon, just the third 26.2-mile race of his career. The News Tribune caught up with Heitzman in a Friday story here.

The News Tribune has a cornucopia of other Friday race-related stories:

A a look at those who bought lifetime marathon entries a number of years ago for $100 in a story here.

Columnist Sam Cook, who has run the marathon and accompanying Garry Bjorklund Half-Marathon numerous times, is sidelined by injury this season, so must be a spectator. His story is here.

There’s a weather update, including a rainy forecast, here.

A story about a father-and-daughter from Two Harbors who share a love of running, both from an early age, who are profiled here.

Some race notes here.

And, for good measure, a News Tribune editorial on the 35th year of Grandma’s Marathon here.