Run SMART Coach Ann Alyanak, a picture of exhaustion, relief and victory at this year’s Air Force Marathon. Ann endured tough conditions and still cruised to a 10-minute win in 2:56:57. [Full Results]
Alyanak overcame rising temperatures and a beating sun in clinching her win on a route she said was enjoyable, though a little more than she initially believed.
“It was a good course. The middle of the last 10K was a little hillier than I thought but it was good,” she said. This was Alyanak’s first attempt at the Air Force Marathon, an event that is more than just a run to her.
“Great organization, great atmosphere,” Alyanak said. “It’s just great to be out here to honor the military. We have a lot of Air Force friends and just want to thank the Air Force for all they do. It’s a great day.”