Rochester resident and veteran runner finishes first in his age group at New York City Marathon

Southfield, MI (WXYZ) - Rich Power's first marathon came when he was a high school sophomore in Rochester in 1980.

The software developer is still running and on Sunday he finished first among all male participants in the 45-49 age group at the New York City Marathon. 

The Rochester resident completed the 26.2 mile race from Staten Island to New York's Central Park in 2:39:48.  Power finished 82nd overall and he was top male runner from Michigan.

More than 45,000 runners took part in this year's race. Last year's marathon was cancelled after Superstorm Sandy devastated the New York area.

Geoffrey Mutai of Kenya was the overall winner among men, finishing in 2:08:24. Another Kenyan, Priscah Jeptoo finished first among the women competitors.  Her winning time was 2:25:07.

Power has run over 100 marathons.  He also took part in the Detroit Free Press International Marathon two weeks ago.

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