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Air Force Marathon names new leader

The Air Force Marathon, which draws thousands around the globe to the Miami Valley, has a new director.

Brandon Hough, a former Air Force officer once assigned to Wright-Patterson and who started his own running company, will lead the event that brings thousands of runners to the area every September.

The series of races — a 5K, 10K, half- and full-marathon, have in recent years attracted 15,000 runners from all 50 states and more than a dozen countries, although combined attendance dropped to less than 13,700 in 2017.

Hough has led operations for more than 20 athletic events around the country — including the Long Beach Special Olympics World Games — and run the Air Force Marathon at Wright-Patterson.

The Air Force Academy graduate’s first day on the job was Thursday.

“It’s a very exciting opportunity to be able to lead a race that I really deeply love and have been a part of the past six years, to work with the community here locally and to work with the base to produce the Air Force’s premiere running event,” he said in a statement. He was not immediately available for comment.

Former director Rob Aguiar, whom Hough described as a mentor, left the position in March.

Hough, who first ran in the marathon in 2012, also has volunteered at the event.

The marathon’s 10K, half-marathon, and full-marathon are scheduled for Sept. 15 and a 5K race is set for Sept. 14 at Wright State University’s Nutter Center.

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