Pittsburgh Marathon Run Amid Tightened Security

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

PITTSBURGH (AP) - James Kirwa of Kenya has won his second straight Pittsburgh Marathon amid heightened security following the Boston Marathon bombings and with a contingent of runners unable to finish the Boston race.

About three dozen participants in Sunday's race were expected to be runners who had been unable to finish last month's Boston Marathon. A marathon spokesman said the race's sponsor was paying transportation and lodging costs to help the 37 runners participate.

Support for Boston was evident throughout, with runners sporting pro-Boston T-shirts. One runner crossed the finish line carrying a large American flag.

Pittsburgh police said a few calls about people acting suspiciously proved to be unfounded.

Kirwa finished in an unofficial time of 2:13:37. HE is the first repeat winner since 1993-94. Mary Akor of Hawthorne, Calif., won the women's race in 2:37:35.


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