ATLANTA — Tens of thousands of amateur runners in Atlanta celebrated the Fourth of July by trailing after elite professionals in the city’s annual 10-kilometer race.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that up to 65,000 were expected for the AJC Peachtree Road Race on a hot, humid but clear Tuesday morning. Final numbers weren’t immediately tallied.
One runner collapsed near the finish line and was taken to a hospital. Dr. Arthur Yantze in the main medical tent said there had been few serious incidents and no more heat-related incidents than usual.
Leonard Korir of Colorado Springs, Colorado, won the Elite Men’s Division with a time of 28:16. Aliphine Tuliamuk, based in Santa Fe, New Mexico, won the Women’s Championship with an unofficial time of 32:49.
Wheelchair winners were Tatyana McFadden, in 24:17, and 18-year-old Daniel Romanchuk, in 20:02.
Information from: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, http://www.ajc.com