The esteemed marathon hails from the great state of Ohio, but here’s a fun fact: nobody from Ohio has ever won the race. Well, that is until 2016.
Ohio.com shared some great news:
After years of racers from outside the country dominating the Akron Marathon, a man from the United States has finally emerged victorious.
And he’s from Ohio.
And he broke a course record while he was at it.
Beneath sunny skies, Tony Migliozzi of North Canton was the first American-born male to win the Akron Marathon, in its 14th year, with a time of 2 hours, 21 minutes and 41 seconds.
Congratulations to all the finishers! Swiftwick had a great presence with our dealer, Vertical Runner-Wooster at the Expo and several athletes cross that finish line!