Area resident finishes marathon in under four hours

Back on Sunday, May 5 in the steel city of Pittsburgh, Pa., area resident Josh Oliver-Bohl (left, lime-green shirt), finished the Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon in a time of three hours and 56 minutes. His time placed him in the upper third of 3,000 plus runners in the event. Last year, Bohl participated in the Half Marathon (13.1) miles at Pittsburgh before running the full 26.2 mile marathon this year. According to information submitted by his mother Cheryl Bohl, the Pittsburgh course gave Josh a “first-hand tour on foot” through 26.2 miles of beautiful architecture along with unique and hilly topography of the city, crossing five different bridges over three rivers. The race ended at the confluence of the Allegheny, Monongahela and Ohio Rivers. Among the thousands of people lining the streets cheering on runners were Josh’s dad Roy Oliver from Alamosa, Colo., and his mother Cheryl Bohl of Owensville. Using the app RaceJoy, Josh’s parents were able to catch a glimpse of him at mile 15 and 22 along with being able to track his progress until he completed the course.