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Did the Grandma's Marathon timing chips slip?

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The timing chips that Grandma's Marathon runners wore on their shoes to transmit their progress and their finish to sensors failed in at least 25 to 30 cases.

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That's how many calls and e-mails Grandma's Marathon staff received Monday from unhappy finishers who didn't see their names in the News Tribune, said Bob Gustafson, the marathon's public relations director.

Most, if not all, appeared to be from runners of the full marathon.

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