Thousands raced in optimal conditions in Raleigh, North Carolina.
The 31-year-old retires after winning his hometown race.
Runners took on 3.1 miles in North Carolina's capital city.
He was hoping to PR, but he got something way better.
The NC State alumni will be a favorite in the half marathon.
Tibo Vegh, Michelle Renee Langan won the half marathon races at the inaugural Raleigh event.
Check out these shots from the inuagural event!
Check out these awesome images from the first annual event!