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Ayelle Feisha Wins Broad Street Run

  • By Duncan Larkin
  • Published May. 7, 2013
  • Updated May. 7, 2013 at 10:11 AM UTC
Photo: PhotoRun.net

It was his first time in Philadelphia.

One of the largest road races in the United States, the Broad Street Run in Philadelphia, took place last weekend.

The first person to cross the tape was Ayelle Feisha, who clocked 47:03 for the 10-mile race. The 25-year-old is an Ethiopian citizen who trains in New York and is managed by Feven Alem.

Alem noted afterwards that his athlete had never been to Philadelphia before.

“He wanted to run here because he was attracted by the prize money,” Alem said. Feisha was awarded $3,000 for his efforts.

In the early stages of the race, American Cole Atkins seized the lead that he held by the 2-mile mark, but was quickly reeled in by the pack afterwards.

A U.S. runner has not won the race since Eric Lorenz did it in 1994.

The women’s race also went to an Ethiopian, Askala Merachi, who came across the line in 53:46.She took second last year at Broad Street.

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Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin is the news editor at Competitor.com and a freelance journalist who’s been covering the sport of running for over five years. He’s run 2:32 in the marathon and won the Himalayan 100-Mile Stage Race in 2007. His first running book, RUN SIMPLE, was released last July.

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