Detroit Free Press International Marathon
2nd Annual
Detroit, Michigan & Windsor, Ontario
October 14, 1979
As reported by 1980 Canadian Marathon Annual

The Detroit Marathon, a 17 year old race, changed its course and went international in 1978. A mere 125 of the 2980 finishers were from Canada, and Barry Ault of Huntsville Ontario led the small Canadian field with a 31st place time of 2:31:36. Eight of the US runners qualified for the US Olympic Marathon Trial by finishing under the trial standard of 2:21:54.

Local Finishers
 Place  Name  Time  Age
   David Morel, Elliot Lake  2:36:28  29
 96  Ray Pacque  2:43:23  22
   Ron Saari, Sault Ste Marie, MI  3:17:13  35
   Norm Knisley  4:07:43  36
   M Milligan  4:36:22  54

Race Statistics
2980 finishers
26 under 2:30
112 under 2:45
353 under 3:00
1089 under 3:30
2014 under 4:00