BELLBROOK – She’s the most impressive marathon mom the Miami Valley has ever known.

And that’s not just because Ann Alyanak – who ran in three U.S. Olympic Trials, starred at the Boston Marathon, won the Columbus Marathon and represented the United States in world championships overseas – is the defending women’s champion of the U.S. Air Force Marathon, won two of the last three USAF Marathons and would have been the woman to beat had the race been run Saturday as originally scheduled.




I remember Ann and five other Ohio women on the RUNOHIO team winning the USATF Club National Cross Country Championships on a very muddy course at the Voice of America Park