Bryan Moresman holds up three fingers to signify his accomplishment on Sunday. Photo: Pocono Record

He fended off an Ethiopian in the final miles.

You could say that Addison New York resident Bryan Morseman owns the Run for the Red Marathon. He’s won the Pocono-based race the last three times. However, in Sunday’s edition, it wasn’t as easy for him as it had been in years past. Up until the 25-mile mark, he was battling it out with Girma Segni of Ethiopia, but Morseman had the final kick and broke the tape in 2:20:11. Segni finished over a minute later.

“Once I entered [Stroudsburg], I really started to push the pace,” said Morseman. “I knew we were under a mile to go and I just took off from there. It was make it or break it, you know.”

Segni actually held the lead at the 24-mile point, but Morseman didn’t panic, relying on his knowledge of the course to know when to make his move.

“Running the course previous times I know right where to [go],” Morseman recalled. “I knew right where someone was making a move whether they were going to last or not. Definitely the last two times were agood learning point for today.”For More: Pocono Record