WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (WDTN) – This year’s 21st Annual Air Force Marathon drew in thousands of runners from across the country.
Brian Kelly was this year’s top male finisher and Ann Alyanak was the top female finisher.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15TH:
Thousands are preparing for the U.S. Air Force Marathon Saturday in Fairborn.
Some travel from the other side of the country to participate in the race. Amanda Preble hasn’t missed a race since 1997 when the race began.
Preble is considered a “star runner” of the race and the bib she wears signifies that by being coveted in stars.
Preble and Dan Marvin are running for several reasons and drove from Virginia to partake. Both have run in marathons across the globe.
For Dan, the Air Force marathon was the first one he ever ran in. The couple kisses at every mile marker, but joke that they prefer races overseas because they’re marked by kilometers.
“It’s a date. It’s 26 miles of great conversation,” said Preble, who traveled from Virginia to run.
Traffic near Wright State University is expected to be heavy this weekend as runners lace up.