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In 2002, it was the Iron Four as Jim Nowak, Joe Johnson, Rick Jackson, and John Naslund had run each Grandma's Marathon since the first in 1977. Jackson has since missed out, leaving an Iron Three. Naslund, a Two Harbors native who lives in Bloomington, has also run in each of the first 29 Twin Cities Marathon runs. Photo from Forum Newspapers.

Two Harbors native remains one of Iron 3

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They're already in the Grandma's Marathon Hall of Fame - Joe C. Johnson, John Naslund, and Jim Nowak. For this trio of 60-something-year-olds, there's not much left to prove along the North Shore from Two Harbors to Canal Park in Minnesota's oldest 26.2-mile race.


But on Saturday morning, to celebrate the 35th annual event, they'll line up to attempt what only they've done, to start and finish every race since the first in 1977.

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