Photos: 2015 Peachtree Road Race

The 2015 edition of the Peachtree Road Race—the largest road race in the United States—took place Saturday in Atlanta under rainy skies that didn’t deter the 60,000 runners who participated. Lightning in the area even suspended the race for about 30 minutes, though it was completed.

The winner of the open events was Alexi Pappas for the women’s race in 33:28, while the men’s race came down to a photo finish, with Scott Overall coming from behind to win in 29:30, one second ahead of Ben Payne (who looked to be celebrating just before crossing).

A new concept in this year’s elite race was the Peachtree Cup, which pitted teams from USA, Africa, Asia, and Europe. Shalane Flanagan of the U.S. was the top women’s finisher in the Peachtree Cup race, and American men Tyler Pennel, Christo Landry and Bobby Curtis finished 2-3-4 in the men’s race. But Team Africa eked out a victory behind strong performances from Valentine Kibet and Gebre Gebremariam.

Here are photos from the race, taken by PhotoRun.net:

 

2015 Peach Tree Road Race

2015 Peach Tree Road Race

2015 Peach Tree Road Race

2015 Peach Tree Road Race

A patriotic theme for the July 4th race.

2015 Peach Tree Road Race

Christelle Duanay

2015 Peach Tree Road Race

Buze Diriba

2015 Peach Tree Road Race

Alyson Dixon

2015 Peach Tree Road Race

Shalane Flanagan

2015 Peach Tree Road Race

Lusapho April.

2015 Peach Tree Road Race

Bobby Curtis

2015 Peach Tree Road Race

Shalane Flanagan

2015 Peach Tree Road Race

Gebre Gebremariam

2015 Peach Tree Road Race

Yusuke Hasegawa

2015 Peach Tree Road Race

Valentine Kibet

2015 Peach Tree Road Race

Stepan Kiselev

2015 Peach Tree Road Race

Christo Landry.

2015 Peach Tree Road Race

Janet Bawcom

2015 Peach Tree Road Race

Ben Lkhainouche

2015 Peach Tree Road Race

Daniele Meucci

2015 Peach Tree Road Race

Yuika Mori

2015 Peach Tree Road Race

Rachel Ward

2015 Peach Tree Road Race

Elena Nagovitsyna

2015 Peach Tree Road Race

Yuichiro Ogawa

2015 Peach Tree Road Race

Alexi Pappas, the winner in 33:28.

2015 Peach Tree Road Race

Tyler Pennell

2015 Peach Tree Road Race

2015 Peach Tree Road Race

Daniel Silel

2015 Peach Tree Road Race

2015 Peach Tree Road Race Atlanta, Georgia July 4, 2015 Photo: Andrew McClanahan@PhotoRun Victah1111@aol.com 631-291-3409 www.photorun.NET

2015 Peach Tree Road Race

Shiho Takechi

2015 Peach Tree Road Race

Team Africa

2015 Peach Tree Road Race

Team Asia

2015 Peach Tree Road Race

Team Europe

2015 Peach Tree Road Race

Team ISA

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