He came to the Pine Tree State to climb a mountain.
Many people visit the state of Maine for various reasons. Twenty-four-year-old Manhattan consultant Will Guzick was there primarily to climb Mount Katahdin on Monday.
On Sunday, however, Guzick was a champion. According to the Bangor Daily News, he prevailed at the inaugural Bay of Fundy International Marathon. Guzick’s time for the 26.2-mile distance was 2:40:51.
The race is called an “international marathon” because the course takes runners from the United States into Canada and back.
Guzick defeated second-place finisher Justin Leach by over three minutes. “It’s a tough course,” said Leach, an Alabama resident. “I haven’t run anything tougher.”
Robert Ashby of Brunswick was the first Maine finisher; he came in third.
Runners from 36 U.S. states were represented. Local athlete Sarah Mulcahy was the first woman to cross the line.
“This marathon was very challenging course,” she said afterwards. ““I missed my goal by a minute, but I’ll take it. It was awesome.”
Mulcahy finished the race in 3:16.22.