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Runners hit streets for Akron Marathon

10/3/2013 - West Side Leader
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By Kathleen Collins

GREATER AKRON — A participation record was set for the 11th annual Akron Marathon as the full and half marathon events sold out for the second year in a row for the Sept. 28 event.

The starting line was located on South Broadway Street in Downtown Akron, shown above.

The 26-mile route included participants running over the All-America Bridge, shown below.

Shown at right top is Joe Booth, of Akron, who placed first in the full marathon wheelchair division with a time of 3 hours, 46 minutes and 28 seconds.

Shown at right bottom crossing the finish line is Karl Sundkvist, of Akron.

A complete list of race results is available online at www.akronmarathon.org.

For the male and female top five finishers, see Page 1.

— By Kathleen Collins

Photos: Dale Dong

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