PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Thousands showed up to take part in the first ever Pittsburgh 10 Miler race Sunday.
Organizers say more than 4,000 participated in the race.
“We’re thrilled at the turn out of this inaugural event for both competitive and recreational runners,” said Chief Executive Officer of Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon, Inc. Patrice Matamoros. “Many thanks go out to the spectators and volunteers who braved the cold weather to support the participants. We could not have hosted a successful event without our partnership with title sponsor EQT and the City of Pittsburgh.”
Taking first place and setting the record was Elijah Muturi Karanja of Kenya, who finished in 46 minutes and 51 seconds.
The first local runner to cross the finish line was Jeff Weiss, with a time of 49 minutes, 14 seconds.
The race covered several Pittsburgh neighborhoods, crossing four bridges and was described as “very hilly” by one runner.