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.”
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.