Posted: Wednesday, July 4th 2012 at 10:21am
Kenyan wins Atlanta's Peachtree Road Race
By The Associated Press
Runners fill Atlanta's Piedmont Park after the 2012 Peachtree Road Race (photo courtesy Luann Chamberlin)
ATLANTA - Peter Kirui of Kenya has won the 43rd annual Peachtree Road Race in Atlanta.
Kirui's unofficial time of 27 minutes, 36 seconds ties the fourth-fastest time in race history. It is the first Peachtree victory for the 24-year-old.
The defending men's champion, Sammy Kitwara of Kenya, finished eighth.
The top women's racer was Mamitu Daska of Ethiopia, who also claimed her first victory in the 6.2-mile race on Wednesday. Daska's unofficial time was 32 minutes and 21 seconds.
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