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Kenya's Kitwara wins Peachtree Road Race

ATLANTA — Sammy Kitwara of Kenya won the 40th Peachtree Road Race with a time of 27:21 in his debut in the annual 6.2-mile event

ATLANTA — Sammy Kitwara of Kenya won the 40th Peachtree Road Race with a time of 27:21 in his debut in the annual 6.2-mile event through the streets of Atlanta.

Ridouane Harroufi of Morocco was second, and Ethiopia’s Gashu Ibrahim Jeilan third. – Read more: Peachtree Road Race Prize Money: Top Earners

The top seed in the women’s field, Lineth Chepkurui of Kenya, won her first Peachtree race, while Switzerland’s Marcel Hug and Edith Hunkeler swept the wheelchair divisions.

Hunkeler, a five-time Peachtree winner, defended her title with a course record of 23:09.98, surpassing the previous mark of 23:11.

About 55,000 runners took part in the race, which started with temperatures in the low 70s and very little humidity.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Peachtree Road Race, still one of the most highly-anticipated events in the road running series, gives participants nationally, locally, and internationally the chance to compete for something special. Learn more and register here.

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