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Scott Wietecha wins seventh straight Nashville Marathon

Posted: 10:03 AM, Apr 27, 2019
Updated: 2019-04-29 12:57:36Z
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Hendersonville teacher Scott Wietecha made history again this year in the St. Jude Rock ‘n’ Roll Nashville Marathon.

Wietecha won Saturday’s race for an unprecedented seventh straight time. Last year, he became the first person to win the race six times in a row.

The 37-year-old teaches physical education at Beech High School in Sumner County.

Leah Frazier Allen, of Dallas, was the first woman to cross the finish line for the 26.2-mile course.

In the half marathon, Nick French, of Nashville, came in first, while Robin Pomeroy, of Wisconsin, was the first woman to cross the finish line.

This year marked the 20th year for the race and some 30,000 participated in the event. Runners traveled here from all 50 states and almost 40 countries.

The youngest half marathon runners were a 12-year-old boy and girl. The latter hails from Music City. An 85-year-old Chicago man laced up for the marathon, as the oldest man, and an 80-year-old woman from Michigan rocked the half marathon.

Photos: 2019 St. Jude Rock ‘n’ Roll Nashville Marathon