A runner from Phiadelphia, Mike McKeeman is the winner of the 19th running of the Philadelphia Marathon, with a winning time of 2 hours, 17 minutes, and 47 seconds.
While there are only two official winners, everyone who ran yesterday is a champion at heart. The event included numerous runners from the canceled NY Marathon and more than 30,000 runners in all.
"I was so tired. A lot of times, when you take the lead like that, you feel good, but this was more that I passed him and was just hoping that I could finish. I just kept thinking, 'I need to run for 15 more minutes.' "