Schabort takes AJC PRR wheelchair race

Krige Schabort of Cedartown won the wheelchair division of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Peachtree Road Race on Monday, winning the 6.2-mile push through the streets of Atlanta. He finished in 19:47.

He passed Mexico’s Aaron Gordian between the 2- and 3-mile marker near the Shepherd Center. The two drafted each other before Schabort began pulling away for his fourth win in the event.

His first win occurred before the first of his three children were born. He said he’s happy now that he has a win for each of them.

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Gordian finished second and Josh George finished third.

“I never thought I was winning it until I was coming down the hill,” Schabort said. “To win for the fourth time is amazing.”

Tatyana McFadden defended her title in the women’s division, followed by Keira-Lyn Frie and Amanda McGrory.

“Peachtree is like a sprint of a marathon,” McFadden said. “It’s shorter, but it’s harder because the course is fast, but hilly. It’s really nice because you have the community from Atlanta, and they come out and support.”

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

5 comments Add your comment

Mike L.

July 4th, 2011
7:17 am

Congratulations Krige.

Virgil

July 4th, 2011
9:53 am

I had a feeling he would win by just the way he dominated the Cedartown race. See you later Krige. We’ll have toast later.

Debra Thomas

July 4th, 2011
10:58 am

Congrratulations Krige…

Ben B.

July 4th, 2011
11:07 am

Krige- Congrats!!! I looked for you afterwards but you were collecting all of your loot! GREAT JOB and four is OUTSTANDING!

Krige Schabort

July 4th, 2011
1:23 pm

Thank you everyone. It has been a good day