Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon Inc. recently inducted Dr. Ron Roth to the Pittsburgh Marathon Hall of Fame. Roth serves as the marathon medical director, and is also chief of the division of emergency medical services at UPMC.
He resumed leading medical efforts for the weekend events since the revival of the Pittsburgh Marathon in 2009.
“I am the only inductee who has run 19 marathons but never crossed the finish line,” Roth said. “There have been many changes in the way we ‘run’ the marathon, now using the medical literature to bring cutting edge medical care to our runners. I am lucky to have an incredible team of providers from UPMC who help keep the runners safe along the course and at the finish line.”
The Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon draws athletes from all over the world and is known as one of the best U.S. marathons for medical assistance, much of this attributed to Roth and his UPMC staff.