Champions Named in 11th Akron Marathon
AKRON, Ohio — Champions have been named in the 11th Akron Marathon.
The new marathon record-holder is Getachew Asfaw from Silver Springs, MD. He finished the race in 2 hours and 16 minutes.
The female marathon champion is Ludmila Stepanova, of Hebron, KY.
Race say 15,000 runners hit the pavement for the sold-out race, along with their families and other spectators.
The marathon got underway at 7 a.m. Saturday.
Preparations for the big race started at 6:30 p.m. Friday when police started shutting down several roads. The roads are expected to remain closed until Saturday afternoon.
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