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Mon October 22, 2007
Ohio author chronicles ultimate footrace
Columbus, OH – For the first time ever, a Central Ohioan won the Columbus Marathon. Robb Kestner of West Jefferson earned the top spot in the 28th annual race, which featured a record 10,000 participants. As grueling as stretches of the Columbus Marathon were, they pale in comparison to one of the all-time endurance races - the so-called Bunion Derby of 1928. Loveland author Geoff Williams discovered a mention of the cross-country foot race in a reference book and became fascinated with the saga of the 34,000 mile ordeal. His book "C.C. Pyle's Amazing Footrace" chronicles the stunt and the quirky characters. In a conversation with Alison Holm, Williams describes one of the most colorful characters - race organizer C.C. Pyle.