Monday, 01 October 2018 12:54

Locals Take Top Honors in Akron Marathon Featured

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An estimated 115,000 spectators got up early Saturday, gathering along the Blue Line for the 16th running of the Akron Marathon.

Two male runners from Akron placed first and second among the men; Israel Merkle finished first in two hours and 26 minutes, while Dylan Garritano finished second.

Grace McCarron of Mansfield finished first among the women, at 2 hours, 51 minutes, while her sister Emma, who won last year, came in fourth in this year's half marathon.

With 10,000 runners participating, the Marathon was a sellout, which Brian Polen with the Marathon says only means good things for the 2019 event. 

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