Kitwara wins Peachtree Road Race

Sammy Kitwara of Kenya won the 42nd Atlanta Journal-Constitution Peachtree Road Race on Monday, winning the 6.2-mile run through the streets of Atlanta. He beat countryman Mathew Kisorio in a sprint to the finish, winning in a time of 28 minutes, 5 seconds.

Kitwara, 24, won the Peachtree in 2009 in 27:22. He finished eighth last year.

Werknesh Kidane of Ethiopia won the women’s race in 31:22. Alice Timbilili, last year’s winner, finished second.

Ben True was the top U.S. men’s finisher in his first appearance in the event.  Adriana Nelson topped the U.S. women.

– Doug Roberson, AJC. Follow the Peachtree on twitter @ajcprr

Click here to search the 2011 AJC Peachtree Roadrace results.

10 comments Add your comment


July 4th, 2011
7:12 am

11alive coverage was HORRIBLE!


July 4th, 2011
7:14 am


July 4th, 2011
7:15 am


July 4th, 2011
7:23 am

I really enjoyed the TV coverage from 11 alive. Thank you.


July 4th, 2011
7:27 am

Channel 11’s shakey cam from the truck got me seasick.

Show the locals, not the Kenyans.


July 4th, 2011
7:28 am

Great job, 11 alive!!


July 4th, 2011
7:33 am

11 alive did a great job of following the lead runners who, indeed, were KENYANS.


July 4th, 2011
8:19 am

Ginny, the “locals” didn’t finish first. Dumba**.


July 4th, 2011
8:20 am

You watched extended video of people running down the street?

Ken Yan

July 4th, 2011
8:45 am

Randall Guyton finished 3rd this year. Congratulations Randall and happy late birthday!