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The 2013 AJC Peachtree Road Race

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Video: Lineth Chepkurui of Kenya won the women's elite division of the race

Video: Mosinet Geremew from Ethiopia won AJC Peachtree Road Race with a time of 28:32

Video: Men's Wheelchair winner Josh Cassidy

Video: Atlanta mayor Kasim Reed crosses the finish line

Video: Local runners unaffected by weather

  • Mosinet Geremew from Ethiopia won the men's division of the AJC Peachtree Road Race with a time of 28:32.
  • Lineth Chepkurui of Kenya won the women's elite division of the race.
  • Canada's Josh Cassidy crosses the finish line on 10th Street as the first-place winner in the Wheelchair Division at the 2013 AJC Peachtree Road Race
  • Here it is! 2013's AJC Peachtree Road Race t-shirt!
  • The winner of the Afghanistan division of the AJC Peachtree Road Race crosses the finish line at Camp Leatherneck, Helmand province, Afghanistan.
    

ATLANTA -- The AJC Peachtree Road Race has become an annual Independence Day tradition for many in Atlanta, and despite heavy rains, this year's race continued that tradition.

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Mosinet Geremew from Ethiopia won the men's division of the AJC Peachtree Road Race with a time of 28:32. Lineth Chepkurui of Kenya won the women's elite division of the race with a time of 32:09.

The 10K race, also noted as the USA Men's and USA Women's 10KM Championships, brings out not only the elite runners from across the nation, but the average athlete, who runs on along the streets, roads and paths of the nation.

American Matt Tegenkamp, from Portland, Ore., wins the US 10K Championship as the first American to cross the finish line, coming in sixth overall with a time of 28:25. He takes away a check for $10,000. This year, for the first time, the race hosted the US Women's 10K Championship, and Janet Cherobon-Bawcom of Flagstaff, Ariz., won that title with a time of 32:45.

The race started with the elite wheelchair athletes from across the nation. Canada's Josh Cassidy won the field in that division, with a time of 21:26. Cassidy was followed by Josh George from Illinois. Manuela Schar won the women's wheelchair division with a time of 24:42.

After the wheelchair racers and elite runners headed off down Peachtree Road, in wave after wave, came everyone else -- 60,000 runners strong -- running from the start line in front of Lenox Square Mall in Buckhead, before ending in Piedmont Park.

"Both the men's and the women's fields were filled with great competitors this year, and we had some exciting finishes in both races," said Tracey Russell, race director for the AJC Peachtree Road Race and executive director of the Atlanta Track Club. "Despite the rainy weather this morning, we were so happy to see thousands of runners and walkers kicking off their Fourth of July at the AJC Peachtree Road Race."

The race was run under "yellow flag" conditions, reflective of the rainy conditions. A flash flood watch remains in effect for much of Georgia, and rains are expected to continue throughout the race.

At least one person experienced a cardiac event during the race. It happened at the two-mile mark of the race. Members of the Grady EMS bike team responded, and according to 11Alive's Julie Wolfe, who was on the scene, the man was awake and responsive before he was taken to the hospital. His present condition is not known.

Race medical director Dr. Joe Wilson said that due to the weather, this year marked the lowest number of heat-related issues his team has had to treat in a long time. Wilson noted that there were a number of race participants coming through with scrapes and bumps, due to running on the slippery roads.

Our one-hour race recap special airs Thursday night at 8 pm on 11Alive.

Open Men

Place

Name

Country

Age

Time

1

Mosinet Geremew

ETH

21

28:07

2

Belete Assefa

ETH

22

28:09

3

Peter Kirui

KEN

25

28:11

4

Sammy Kitwara

KEN

26

28:17

5

Mike Kigen

KEN

27

28:23

Open Women

Place

Name

Country

Age

Time

1

Lineth Chepkurui

KEN

26

32:09

2

Sharon Cherop

KEN

29

32:10

3

Yebrgual Melese

ETH

23

32:16

4

Buzunesh Deba

ETH

25

32:35

5

Mamitu Daska

ETH

29

32:39

USA Men's 10 km Championship

Place

Name

Country

Age

Time

1

Matt Tegenkamp

USA

31

28:25

2

Abdihakim Abdirahman

USA

36

28:33

3

Shadrack Biwott

USA

28

28:35

 

USA Women's 10 km Championship

Place

Name

Country

Age

Time

1

Janet Cherobon-Bawcom

USA

34

32:45

2

Stephanie Rothstein

USA

29

32:55

3

Maegen Krifchin

USA

25

33:22

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