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Grandma's Marathon officials say this year's timing chips are impervious to water, the culprit in last year's malfunction that caused dozens of runners' times to go unrecorded. (Clint Austin / caustin@duluthnews.com)

Grandma's Marathon:This time, chips won't fail, officials say

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Don't expect a chip malfunction at this year's Grandma's Marathon.

John Magnuson, owner of the company that provides the microchips that time each participant's run, said he's confident the higher-grade chips being used this year will prevent a repeat of last year's missing numbers.

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