May 01, 2016
True to the character of Philadelphia, even wet and chilly conditions weren't enough to stop about 40,000 runners from packing the streets Sunday morning for the 17th Annual Blue Cross Broad Street Run.
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The race began at the Central High School at Somerville Avenue and Broad Street and culminated at the Navy Yard in South Philadelphia.
Results from the race's first corral of runners are in and this year's best time of 45:08.28 belongs to Conshohocken's Andrew Hohorst, who clocked an impressive 4:30 per mile. His finish puts him more than two minutes ahead of last year's winner, New Yorker Haile Mengesha, who recorded a 47:53.58 time to claim first place among men. New York City's Abebe Mekuria (48:42.58) and White Plains native Mathew Kiplagat (48:50.74) held second and third in the men's category, while Philly's own Justin Garrard (50:06.72) held ninth.
Among women, 29-year-old Phoenixville resident Laura Mikowychok came in first with a time of 50:50.20, good for 5:05 per mile. Harriet Webb, 56, of Philadelphia took second place with a time of 50:52.33, followed by 24-year-old Stephanie Curry, a fellow Philadelphian, who finished at 52:53.10.
The rest of the race results can be found here.
And of course, no Broad Street Run would be complete without plenty of photos and videos.
Volunteers at the Broad Street Run distributing water pic.twitter.com/dltLxVn6cP— Tony Heath (@Tony61Tony) May 1, 2016
Chesapeake UPS Broad Street Run volunteers pass out water to runners pic.twitter.com/psupJcIgFl— Tony Heath (@Tony61Tony) May 1, 2016
Tough conditions at the Broad Street Run pic.twitter.com/CS8DKh6QaK— Rick O'Brien (@ozoneinq) May 1, 2016
Transit Police Officers in the Broad Street Run are disappointed because I ordered them not to come in first place. pic.twitter.com/TQjye6iqFh— Thomas J. Nestel III (@TNestel3) May 1, 2016
As I have always said, rain is not an issue when you stay focused and seriously commit to posting about the Broad Street Run! #myfightsong— Steve Morrison (@mor100) May 1, 2016