Runners from across the country compete in GR Marathon

Posted at 6:33 PM, Oct 18, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-18 18:33:10-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- Runners from all over the nation faced the cold in Grand Rapids Sunday morning to compete in the 12th annual Metro Health Grand Rapids Marathon.

Brendan Molony of Kalamazoo came in first in the men's division with a time of 2:31.07. This is the second year in a row he placed first.

Angela Swain from Evanston, Illinois, topped in the women's division, scoring a time of 2:57.46.

The Grand Rapids Marathon is a 26-mile course spanning across the city. It was founded in 2004 and promises to deliver a personable race experience for runners of all calibers, even offering a "velocity challenged" head start to runners who expect to take longer than five hours to complete the run.