Thousands attend 36th annual Lakefront Marathon

The marathon drew people from across the world

MILWAUKEE -- About 3,000 runners from 40 states including Hawaii and Alaska, along with five foreign countries braved the gloomy day to finish in Sunday's 36th Annual Lakefront Marathon.
 
Despite the rain, David Eckhart of Park Ridge, Illinois ran about a 5:37 pace to finish the marathon in first place in under two and a half hours.
Fast behind him, was Port Washington native, Scott Allen. Allen has inched closer and closer to the best time since 2014.
 
"I went fourth, third, and now second!," said Allen, who now lives in Milwaukee.
 
There was also a heartwarming moment when a man got on his knee and asked a runner to marry him after she finished the grueling 26.2 mile race. She said yes!

 

 
 
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