The winner of the first Miles with the Giant Marathon is from Kenya. Philip Kipchumba completed the course in 2 hours and 29 minutes. The top Thunder Bay finisher was John Balabuck with Nicki Wilberforce of Thunder Bay the top female. Organizers are happy with the results and say they plan to be back next year.
The Miles with the Giant Marathon got off to a start shortly after 8 o'clock Sunday morning.. 835 runners are taking part in either the full or half marathons. For organizer Barry Streib it's the end of a 2 year effort and credits the volunteers for the success. He says the the satisfaction of getting it off the ground is amazing.