Archive for November, 2012

Atlanta Motor Speedway Half Marathon

If you signed up for the Atlanta Motor Speedway Half Marathon, or know someone who did, please ask them to contact me at droberson@ajc.com.

It appears the race, organized by Rapid Running, may have been cancelled.

Doug Roberson, AJC and AJC.com

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Peachtree record holder passes away

Joseph Kimani, who set the AJC Peachtree Road Race record (27 minutes 4 seconds) in 1996, died earlier this month. He was 40.

Kimani, a native of Kenya, died of pneumonia on Nov. 1, according to www.kimbia.net.

No one has come close to breaking Kimani’s record, which destroyed the previous record by 52 seconds. It remained the world’s fastest 10k time for six years.

Sammy Kitwara came closest to breaking his mark at the Peachtree, running the 10k course in 27:22 in 2009.

Kimani was buried in Eldoret, Kenya.

– Doug Roberson, AJC.

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