Tens Of Thousands Compete In 20th Philly Marathon
PHILADELPHIA (AP) – About 30,000 runners flocked to Pennsylvania’s largest city for the 20th annual Philadelphia Marathon and related events.
The Philadelphia Inquirer says the winner of Sunday’s men’s race was Abebe Mekuriya of Ethiopia, who finished in two hours, 17 minutes and 35 seconds. The women’s winner was Irina Alexandrova of Russia, who turned in a time of two hours, 39 minutes and six seconds.
Both winners will receive the top prize of $3,500.
The top local runner was 24-year- old Nick Hilton, who finished third in the men’s race. The Arizona resident is originally from Reading.
Weekend events also included a half marathon, an 8k race and a Kids Fun Run.