CINCINNATI (AP) — A California resident has won Cincinnati’s marathon for the third time.
Thirty-one-year-old Sergio Reyes of Palmdale, Calif., captured the Flying Pig Marathon on Sunday with a time of 2:21:51. He was trailed by Rob Morwood of Lebanon, Ohio, at 2:34:30 and former Ohio State University runner Derrick Butler at 2:35:29.
Reyes also won the Cincinnati marathon in 2009 and 2012.
Indiana University assistant track coach Rebecca Walter won the women’s marathon with a time of 2:53:58.
Organizers say an outpouring of support after the Boston Marathon bombings led to record participation of nearly 34,000 people in the series of weekend races. They say there were no significant problems amid stepped-up security in downtown Cincinnati.
The 15-year-old race takes its name from the city’s pork-packing history.