Former Wright State, Auburn runners win 22nd annual Air Force Marathon

Men’s winner is from Northwestern High School in Springfield

Northwestern High School graduate and former Wright State runner Jacob McCubbin, 28,won the 22nd annual Air Force Marathon men’s race Saturday in a personal-best time of 2 hours, 35 minutes, 57 seconds at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.

“I was nervous all week,” McCubbin said. “I had a lot of self doubt. I just kind of relied on the training I put in all summer and all year.”

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The women’s winner was Sarah Bishop, 36, a mother of four who attended high school in Alaska and ran track at Auburn. She finished in 3:02.25 and said she led the entire race.

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“It feels really, really good,” Bishop said. “I won the Marine Corps Marathon last year when we lived in (Washington) D.C. We just moved here a few weeks ago, and my goal was to win.

McCubbin and Bishop are first-time winners of the race. More than 12,000 runners participated in the various distances.

Daniel Kirwa, of Gibsonton, Fla., won the men’s half marathon in 1:12.22. The women’s half marathon winner was Emily Shertzer, of Jonestown, Pa. Her time was 1:23.37.

Credit: David Jablonski - Staff Writer

Credit: David Jablonski - Staff Writer

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