In an exciting race that saw an early leader come through the half in 1:07, and blow up at mile 21, Matt Byrne took the win and showed that he is back on track. Breaking the tape in 2:21:50, Matt qualified for the Fall 2007 USA Olympic trials in New York. A Scranton native, Matt received a warm applause and attracted much media attention – some links are posted below. Ross Martinson placed third in 2:24:57, roughly a minute faster than his previous performance on this course.
The Times-Tribune, 8 September, 2006 STEAMTOWN MARATHON COVERAGE: BYRNE WINS FOR A SECOND TIME
The Times-Tribune, 9 September, 2006 STEAMTOWN MARATHON COVERAGE: BYRNE BECOMES FIRST TWO TIME WINNER