Kzoo man wins 2nd straight GR Marathon

Brendan Molony wins the Metro Health Grand Rapids Marathon. (Oct. 19, 2015)

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Thousands of runners participated in the 12th annual Metro Health Grand Rapids Marathon on Sunday morning.

Brendan Molony, 23, of Kalamazoo was the first to finish the 26.2-mile marathon, with a time of 2:31:12. The Aquinas College alumnus also won the race last year.

The first woman to finish was 22-year-old Angela Swain of Evanston, Ill. She finished with a time of 2:57.52.

Jon Gries, 29, of East Lansing won the Foster Swift Half Marathon with a time of 1:09:50. The first woman finisher in the half marathon was 23-year-old Nicole Michmerhuizen of Ann Arbor with a time of 1:20:05.

The marathon kicked off at 8 a.m. from Winter Avenue near the downtown YMCA. Runners then headed west to go along the Grand River and then returned downtown to cross the finish line.

The Metro Health Grand Rapids Marathon. (Oct. 19, 2015)
(The Metro Health Grand Rapids Marathon.)

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