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Strong In The Long Run


Rob Samay, NOSHOK’s Electronics Production Supervisor, made an impressive showing at the 18th annual Towpath Marathon, held in the Ohio Canal Corridor in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park on October 11, 2009. As Rob’s first marathon, this was an ambitious though scenic race to participate in – 26.2 miles along breathtaking segments of the historic Towpath Trail located between Akron and Cleveland, Ohio. It is one of few marathons that take place in a National Park, and many consider it a unique specialty race due to the beautiful setting with northeast Ohio fall foliage and crushed limestone paths.

Throughout the race, Rob proved his dedication to his goal and displayed outstanding endurance. Out of more than 500 runners, Rob finished 192nd overall and 22nd in his age group, with a time of 3 hours, 56 minutes and 9 seconds. Congratulations to Rob for his accomplishment in the Towpath Marathon!

All proceeds from the Towpath Marathon event benefit the Ohio Canal Corridor, an organization that has been actively developing and participating in a variety of projects to preserve, promote and educate the public about the area surrounding one of Northeast Ohio’s park system along the Ohio Canal. To learn more about Ohio Canal Corridor, visit their website at


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