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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 through the streets of Atlanta.

Ridouane Harroufi of Morocco was second, and Ethiopia’s Gashu Ibrahim Jeilan third.

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.

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Hunkeler, a five-time Peachtree winner, defended her title with a course-record 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 lows 70s and very little humidity.

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