Sports: Bob Marchinko wins marathon

Published 3:06 am Sunday, February 14, 2021

Zach and Bob Marchinko. Photo by Wendy Marchinko.

 

Staff report

Local runner and coach Bob Marchinko won the Oak Island Marathon on Saturday.

Marchinko, 49, ran 2:31.39, a 5:47 mile pace, and set an age-group record despite miserable and wet conditions.

The second-place overall finisher, was an 18-year-old.

Marchinko suffered a broken neck last year, but has made an amazing and inspirational comeback.

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