Kenyan wins Peachtree Road Race in Atlanta

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Associated Press

Posted on July 4, 2011 at 12:01 PM

Updated Monday, Jul 4 at 12:35 PM

ATLANTA (AP) — Sammy Kitwara of Kenya has won the Peachtree Road Race in Atlanta for the second time.

He sprinted to the finish line of the 6.2-mile race Sunday morning, winning just ahead of fellow Kenyan Mathew Kisorio. Kitwara's time was 28 minutes, 5 seconds.

The 24-year-old Kitwara also won the Peachtree in 2009. He came in eighth last year.

The top women's racer was Werknesh Kidane of Ethiopia, who finished in 31:22.

The top U.S. men's racer was Ben True, his first time in the race. Adriana Nelson was the top U.S. female finisher.

An estimated 60,000 runners crossed the finish line at the end of the annual race through Atlanta's streets.

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Information from: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, http://www.ajc.com

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