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2015 Glass City Marathon

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The wheeling athletes are the first event of the Glass City Marathon.

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Runners in the marathon and half-marathon at the start in line.

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Runners take off at the start of the half-marathon and marathon.

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Runners take off at the start of the marathon and half marathon.

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Clothes left by runners are donations to Goodwill Industries.

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Gina Eberle, left, gives some more warm-up sheets to her friend Sydney Niekamp, both 15 and from Napoleon, at the finish line. Niekamp's mom is running, so she and her friend volunteered.

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A small spectator holds a sign cheering on "Daddy."

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Scott Moore of Pittsburgh finishing second in the 5K. He is wearing an Ethiopian shirt to honor those who have been killed in the past week.

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Karen Klapper of Perrysburg is the first woman to finish the 5K.

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Trinity Fowler, 14, of Northwood, is the second female finisher in the 5K.

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Emmy Chepkirui, of Hebron, Ky., is the first female to finish the half-marathon.

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A runner gets support from her family on the sidelines of the Glass City Marathon events.

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Laura Hornish of Pittsburgh is the second female finisher of the marathon.

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Jack German of Toledo finishes first among wheeling racers.

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Waite High School students and staff before running the 5K in honor of wrestling team member Robert Alexander, a sophomore with cancer. From left: Vanessa Skouroukos, Eryn Roberts, Dylan Rathburn, substitute teacher Courtney Kenney, and MAriah Forgette.

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Jerry German, left, helps his son, Jack German, with his bike before the race.

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Tim Andrassy, formerly of Toledo but now living in Memphis, left, and Kristi Powell, of Ottawa, Ohio, after the Glass City Marathon.

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Amertrius Perteet, left, Val Riley, and Nan'Chang Thompson, all of Detroit, before the start of the 5K.

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Clothes left by runners of the Glass City Marathon events are donations to Goodwill Industries.

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Carol, left, and Ray Carpenter, of Liberty Center, ready the warming sheets at the finish line.

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Chris Lemon, of Springfield, Ohio, is the first overall finisher on the half-marathon.

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Cynthia Jesop, of Grand Prairie, Texas, is the second female finisher of the half-marathon.

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Keith's Krusaders cross the finish line in a team effort in support of autism awareness and Keith Davis, 4, who has autism. Davis is riding on the shoulders of his grandfather, Steve Reed, of Genoa.

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Samantha Bluske broke the Glass City Marathon women’s record with a time of 2:47:20. Bluske, who came to the University of Toledo last fall to be assistant cross country coach, was directed the wrong way near the finish line and had to run an extra mile yet still claimed a race record.

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Peter Chebet, a Kenyan living in Hebron, Ky., was the overall winner of the Glass City Marathon. Chebet broke the record by 14 seconds, set by Evan Gaynor, who finished second.

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