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Kane teacher finishes marathon before explosions

April 15, 2013

Photo submitted The group includes, left to right: Mike Combs of Raleigh, 2:44 time; Mark Morelli of Baltimore, 3:01; Kevin Dustin of Warren, 2:50; Smelko, 2:58; Sarah Thompson of Slippery Rock, 4:40; Julia Dustin of Warren, 3:33; and Kim Combs of Raleigh, 3:36. 

It had been a very rewarding Monday morning for Adam Smelko of Kane.
The Kane High School teacher finished the 26.2-mile Boston Marathon with a time of 2:58.18, placing him in the top 2,000 out of 27,000 runners.
Unfortunately, Smelko didn't have much time to savor his biggest thrill as a marathon runner.

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