Where the rubber meets the road.There are 300 marathons run annually in U.S. cities from Maine to California. Add Akron to the list. First inaugural and it was a hilly beauty. Race began at the Lockheed Martin Airdock, construction site for blimps and the Goodyear airship flew low overhead at the start. Route included the Firestone Country Club, National Inventors Hall of Fame, University of Akron, historic Erie Canal Towpath, with the finish in downtown Akron at Canal Park Stadium where the Cleveland Indians’ Class AA Akron Aeros play baseball. Bravo Akron! Your first marathon — very well done.