Nearly 14,000 runners compete in 13th annual Akron Marathon

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AKRON - Nearly 14,000 runners competed in this year's 13th annual Akron Marathon on Saturday morning.

This year there was a new course and weather conditions were also ideal for early morning running.

**Check out drone video above of runners courtesy of Akron Buzz**

Teklu Deneke of Flagstaff, Ariz., won the full marathon with a time of 2:22:21, which was the first time in the history of the Akron Marathon that there has been a repeat winner.

The runner-up in the men’s full marathon was Peter Chebet of Hebron, Ky. and Mengistu Nebsi of New York, N.Y., crossed the finish line third.

Irina Alexandrova of Hebron, Ky., finished first with a time of 2:39:45, and Jackie Pirtle-Hall of St. Charles, Miss., came in second with a time of 2:48:33. Margie Atthow of Beaudesert, Australia, finished third with a time of 2:52:20.

Justin Winebrenner, an Akron police officer who was killed while off-duty in November 2014, was honored before the race began.

Winebrenner's daughter, Charlee, and his father, Rob Winebrenner, rang the bell to start the race to honor his memory.