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Gloyeske, Robillard win Flying Pig Marathon

(PHOTO: FOX19 NOW/ Chris Lower) (PHOTO: FOX19 NOW/ Chris Lower)
Top three women's full marathon (PHOTO: Twitter: @RunFlyingPig) Top three women's full marathon (PHOTO: Twitter: @RunFlyingPig)
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

It was the kick-off to the 17th Annual Flying Pig Marathon, and it was the biggest one yet. There were more than 37,000 participants and that caught the race's executive director, Iris Simpson-Bush, by surprise.

“This year didn't have a lot of new things, but they still come, and they come in droves, and we couldn't be happier,” said Simpson-Bush.

She was not the only one happy, the fans were as well.

"I'm excited,” said spectator Alicia Kinningwer. "It's just so cool to see so many people and get to show them downtown, and I'm just really excited to cheer my husband on. I'm so proud of him."

"We never been to a marathon so we really didn't know what we were getting into, but it's really cool," said another marathon watcher Danielle Niese.

Those same fans cheered runners on like full-marathon winner, Adam Gloyeske of Hamilton, Ohio, on to victory and he says the atmosphere was exciting.

"It's a good time. The crowd is just crazy."

Gloyeske, a Northern Kentucky University and Badin High School graduate, finished the 26.2 mile course with an unofficial time of 2:32:55.

Amy Robillard was the first woman to cross the line for the women at the 17th annual Flying Pig Marathon. This was her second consecutive win.

While Gloyeske's was motivated by the crowd, half-marathon winner Juliana Madzia, a University of Cincinnati sophomore, said for her it was personal knowing she had won the same race last year.

"I knew that I would be kind of upset if I didn't do it again this year,” said Madzia. “So I had a goal time, but my goal really was to win it."

Below are the Final Results:

Men's Full Marathon

  1. Adam Gloyeske (2:32:55)
  2. David Bea
  3. Eric Hunziker
Women's Full Marathon

  1. Amy Robillard (2:53:10)
  2. Kerry Lee
  3. Alison Delgado
Men's Half Marathon

  1. Robert Scharold (1:14:06)
  2. Tilahun Abebe
  3. Josh Bokelman
Women's Half Marathon

  1. Juliana Madzia (1:21:22)
  2. Allie Kieffer
  3. Katie Lenahan

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