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UPDATE: New Akron marathon and half-marathon records are set
Olympic trials are one goal for the Akron Marathon
by WKSU's M.L. SCHULTZE
and KABIR BHATIA


Web Editor
M.L. Schultze
 
Lead Marathon runners entering the final stretch in front of WKSU's downtown Akron studios.
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UPDATE: The new record-holder for the Akron Marathon is Getachew Asfaw from Silver Spring, Md., with a time of 2:16. 

Jessica Odorcic set a record in winning the half-marathon in Akron this morning. The 32-year-old mother from Lake County also has qualified for the Olympic marathon trials.

The overall half-marathon record this morning was set by Canton native Ryan Kienzle, who also is vying for an Olympic trial. His time was 1 hour, 5 minutes and 49 seconds.

Some 17,000 runners are participating in the marathon along with 3,000 volunteers.

LISTEN: A glimpse of marathon morning

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