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