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Hermantown man identified as victim in Grandma's Marathon

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It was a 64-year-old Her­mantown man who died after running in Saturday's Garry Bjorklund Half-Marathon in Duluth, the News Tribune confirmed Sunday.


Norman Ruth died after finishing the half-marathon in just under 2 hours, 29 minutes.

His wife, Betty Jeanne, said funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church in Duluth. She said she and other family members did not feel up to talking about the death Sunday evening.

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