Peachtree Is Largest 10-K Race in Nation

ATLANTA (AP) - Martin Irungu of Kenya led from start to finish to win the Peachtree Road Race this morning in his first time competing in the annual Atlanta event.

Irungu was alone at the finish with an official winning time of 28 minutes, 1 second in the 38th Peachtree Road Race, the largest 10-K in the nation with about 55 thousand runners.

Irungu beat United State 10-k champion Abdi Abdirahman in a final sprint.

Nicholas Kamakya of Kenya was third.

Wude Ayalew of Ethiopia was the women's winner in an unofficial time of 31:43.

In the men's open wheelechair race, Kurt Fearmley of Australia beat Great Britain's David Weir and Mexico's Aaron Gordian. The three racers finished within three-tenths of a second of each other.

Amanda McGrory of Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, won the women's open division.

There will be more than $111,000 awarded in prize money, including $15,000 to the overall male and female winners. The top eligible U.S. finisher will win $10,000.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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