Petersburg Pilot -

By Ben Muir 

Local woman wins POW marathon


On an ailing hip and no experience in long-distance races, 49-year-old Jo Ann Day took first place in the 18th annual Prince of Wales Marathon last month.

“That was my first marathon,” said Day, who lives in Petersburg. “I was just running with hopes to finish. I had no expectations whatsoever.”

Those small expectations took hold after Day injured her hip three weeks before the race. She was all but sidelined as the race loomed.

“My hip would tighten up and it was too painful,” Day said. “In those three weeks, the longest I ran was five miles.”

Through the race, Day sto...

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