29 Apr '15, 5pm

This first-time marathoner won the race by a mile—literally!

This first-time marathoner won the race by a mile—literally!

The next time Samantha Bluske, 23, gets asked, "How long was that marathon?' she can legitimately answer something different than the standard 26.2 miles. Shortly after the 21-mile mark of Sunday’s Glass City Marathon in Toledo, Ohio, Bluske, reached a junction on the race course. Several race officials instructed Bluske, the lead bicyclist she was following, and a male runner with them, to turn right. So they did. “I questioned it with the man I was running next to and he was like, ‘I’m not from Toledo, I don’t really know the course,’ and so I was like, ‘Okay, we still have about five miles to go, maybe we’re just taking a little different way than I was expecting?’ I’m not going to run away from the lead bicycle,” Bluske, who was making her marathon debut, told Runner’s World Newswire . But after the trio had gone about half a mile in the wrong direction, a race officia...

Full article: http://www.runnersworld.com/races/first-time-marathoner-w...

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