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Man Wins Maine Marathon On His First Visit

  • By Duncan Larkin
  • Published Jun. 25, 2013
  • Updated Jun. 25, 2013 at 9:31 AM UTC
Runners at the Bay of Fundy International Marathon were afforded a view of the West Quoddy lighthouse. Photo: Bay of Fundy Marathon.com

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.

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Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin is the news editor at Competitor.com and a freelance journalist who’s been covering the sport of running for over five years. He’s run 2:32 in the marathon and won the Himalayan 100-Mile Stage Race in 2007. His first running book, RUN SIMPLE, was released last July.

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