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Kirui, Daska Win AJC Peachtree Road Race
43rd edition draws 60,000 with nearly 58,000 finishers for 4th of July classic in Atlanta

Kirui, Daska Win AJC Peachtree Road Race

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By Atlanta Track Club
Posted Friday, 6 July, 2012

<i>From Ryan Lamppa, Running USA</i><br><br><p class="copy">ATLANTA - (July 4, 2012) - The professional field at the <strong>2012 AJC Peachtree Road Race</strong> on Wednesday morning under warm conditions proved strong as <strong>Peter Kirui</strong>, 24, from Kenya and <strong>Mamitu Daska</strong>, 28, from Ethiopia took home victories at the 43rd running of the 10K event, finishing in 27 minutes, 37 seconds and 32:22 respectively. Kirui's time was the 5th fastest all-time at Peachtree. The top Americans were <strong>Bobby Mack</strong> of Raleigh, NC and Lindsey Scherf of <strong>Fayetteville</strong>, NC, in 13th and 4th, clocking 29:16 and 33:22 for 6.2 miles.</p>
<p class="copy">"We have a great field of competitors every year and this year was no exception," said <strong>Tracey Russell</strong>, race director for the AJC Peachtree Road Race and executive director of the Atlanta Track Club. "The AJC Peachtree Road Race is an exciting event and we are happy to share our 4th of July with the 60,000 participants at this wonderful event."</p>
<p class="copy">In the Masters races (40 and older), South Korea's <strong>Jae Yung Hyung</strong>, 41, residing in Albuquerque, NM and <strong>Sheri Piers</strong>, 41, from Falmouth, ME took the men's and women's titles in 31:21 and 34:38 respectively.</p>
<p class="copy"><strong>43rd AJC Peachtree 10K Road Race</strong><br> <span class="copy"><em>Atlanta, GA, Wednesday, July 4, 201</em>2</span></p>
<p class="copy">MEN<br> 1) Peter Kirui (KEN), 27:37, $15,000<br> 2) Micah Kogo (KEN), 27:39, $7500<br> 3) Mathew Kisorio (KEN), 27:39, $3000<br> 4) Azmeraw Bekele Molal (ETH), 27:59, $2500<br> 5) Paul Lonyangata, 19, KEN, 28:01, $2000<br> 6) Tilahun Regassa (ETH), 28:12, $1500<br> 7) Silas Sang (KEN), 28:16, $1000<br> 8) Sammy Kitwara (KEN), 28:24, $800<br> 9) Daniel Salel (KEN), 28:40, $700<br> 10) Emmanuel Bett (KEN), 28:52, $600<br> 11) Belete Assefa (ETH), 28:52, $500<br> 12) Denis Masai (KEN), 29:05, $400<br> 13) Bobby Mack (USA / NC), 29:16, $1300<br> 14) Shadrack Kosgei (KEN), 29:16, $250<br> 15) Henry Rutto (KEN), 29:19, $200<br> <em>Other U.S.</em><br> 20) Mike Sayenko (USA / WA), 29:55, $500<br> 21) Ahmed Osman (USA / AZ), 30:07, $300</p>
<p class="copy">MASTERS MEN (40+)<br> 1) Jae Yung Hyung, 41, USA / NM, 31:21, $1500<br> 2) Vyacheslav Shabunin, 42, RUS, 31:27, $1000<br> 3) Uli Stedl, 40, USA / WA, 31:31, $500</p>
<p class="copy">WOMEN<br> 1) Mamitu Daska (ETH), 32:22, $15,000<br> 2) Lineth Chepkurui (KEN), 32:23, $7500<br> 3) Risper Gesabwa (KEN), 32:23, $3000<br> 4) Lindsey Scherf (USA / NC), 33:22, $3500<br> 5) Shewarge Alene (ETH), 33:32, $2000<br> 6) Hellen Jemutai (KEN), 33:34, $1500<br> 7) Karolina Jarzynska (POL), 33:45, $1000<br> 8) Belainesh Gebre (ETH), 33:49, $800<br> 9) Kellyn Johnson (USA / AZ), 33:55, $1200<br> 10) Alvina Begay (USA / CA), 34:02, $900<br> 11) Sarah Porter (USA / NC), 34:12, $500<br> 12) Katie McGregor (USA / MN), 34:25, $400<br> 13) Sheri Piers, 41, USA / ME, 34:38, $1800<br> 14) Atalelech Asfaw (USA / NM), 34:46, $250<br> 15) Dorota Gruca, 41, POL, 34:55, $1200</p>
<p class="copy">MASTERS WOMEN (40+)<br> 1) Piers, see above<br> 2) Gruca, see above<br> 3) Tatyana Mezentseva, 40, UKR, 35:02, $500</p>
<p class="copy">Complete results and more at: <a href="" target="_blank"></a></p>



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