• Ethiopian wins Akron Marathon in breathtakingly close race
    It took nine minutes for thousands of runners to cross the starting line of Saturday morning’s Akron Marathon, and in the final 50 meters some two hours later, the Ethiopian champion crossed the Canal Park finish line ...
  • 2011: Racers run to sounds of music
    He was a lone trumpet player, wearing a yellow-hooded sweatshirt and sitting on his front stoop in Akron’s Firestone Park neighborhood.
  • 2009: Thousands run in Akron Marathon
    A 27-year-old Kenyan native who has been in the United States for little more than a week won the men’s division of the Road Runner Akron Marathon ...
  • 2009: Mich. teen places first with handcycle
    Adam Rose was a little hesitant to let it all hang out heading down the hill on Howard Street during Saturday morning’s Road Runner Akron Marathon.
  • 2008: Passion runs deep for locals
    For many runners on Saturday, the sixth annual Road Runner Akron Marathon was a job. It was about finishing the race in first place, taking the prize money and moving on to the next professional race.
  • 2008: Too few GUs fray nerves at pit stops
    Runners guzzled water, soda, sports drinks, smoothies, lattes and beer in Canal Park stadium downtown Saturday morning at the finish line of the sixth annual Road Runner Akron Marathon.
  • 2007: Rolling to marathon history
    Thousands of runners battled blisters, fatigue and hills to cross the finish line of the fifth annual Road Runner Akron Marathon Saturday.
  • 2006: Foreign runners capture top titles
    It was neither the persistent wind nor the light and steady rain that kept local runners from claiming first place Saturday at the fourth-annual Road Runner Akron Marathon ...
  • 2005: Breaking records
    The consensus is in. From elites to locals, runners adore the Road Runner Akron Marathon.
  • 2004: From Russia with legs
    Elena Orlova crossed two continents and an ocean, running the last 26.2 miles to reach her dream in downtown Akron.
  • 2003: Good from start to finish
    The debut of the Road Runner Akron Marathon began early Saturday under a cloak of chilly darkness, with thousands of eager runners beginning to gather in tents as early as 6:30 a.m. ...
  • 2003: Young, old take to the streets
    As Trey Hardman arrived at the Spaghetti Warehouse for the start of the 1K Kids Fun Run on Saturday morning, he knew it was a good thing to do.