May 5, 2015 |
Tigist Jabore couldn't have encountered a busier weekend. Or a more productive one. The 21-year-old woman from Ethiopia won two races in two days, and after capturing the Broad Street Run on Sunday, she had the obvious answer about being fatigued. "Of course I am tired," she said through interpreter Meryem Erdogan, who finished fourth in the race. It was a successful day for Ethiopian runners as Haile Mengesha captured the men's championship. Each winner earned the $3,000 first-place prize in the 36th annual 10-mile run. It was a picture-perfect day for the event.
May 3, 2013 |
The 40,000 runners ready to compete in Sunday's 34th annual Broad Street Run found a different way to reach the starting line this year. Instead of a frantic registration period that saw spots in the field sell out in just six hours in 2012, officials of the nation's largest 10-mile race elected to set up a lottery system for this year. Contestants registered over a 12-day period ending on Feb. 13. Winners then were notified with acceptance e-mails. The lucky runners will take off from the starting line at the corner of Broad Street and Fisher Avenue beginning at 8:30 a.m. and make their way south down the city's busiest street to the finish line located about a quarter-mile inside of the Philadelphia Navy Yard.
May 3, 2012
What: 33d annual Blue Cross Broad Street Run When: Sunday, 8:30 a.m. Where: The 10-mile race begins at Broad and Somerville, near Central High's athletic fields, and ends at the Navy Yard in South Philadelphia. Participants: A record field of 30,000 is expected for the race that is sold out. Course records: Patrick Cheriuyot, 45 minutes, 14 seconds (2007); women: Catherine Ndereba, 53:07 (1999). For more information: www.broadstreetrun.com
May 5, 2008 |
The diminutive Philiph Koech was running all by himself when he crossed the finish line yesterday at the Philadelphia Navy Yard in South Philadelphia. In his first try, the 21-year-old native of Kenya handily won the men's division at the 29th annual Independence Blue Cross Broad Street Run. On a cool morning that was ideal for running, more than 19,000 competitors finished the race down Broad Street, which is the second-largest 10-miler in the country. Now a resident of West Chester, the 5-foot-4, 110-pound Koech took the lead during the second mile of the 10-mile race.
May 8, 2006 |
Traditionally, the Blue Cross Broad Street Run evolves into a two- or three-man race with one runner finally sprinting away to a comfortable victory. Not yesterday. Nathan Kosgei, of Kenya, and Ethiopians Gurmessa Kumissa and Urgessa Woyessa paced the field past the 8-mile mark. Woyessa then dropped back. Kosgei and Kumissa, both wearing white T-shirts and black shorts, stayed together past 9 miles. They were still side-by-side as they passed the Wachovia Center. Finally, as they headed toward the shady finish line of the 10-mile race in the Naval Business Center, Kosgei surged ahead.
November 3, 2003 |
Margaret Okayo surged past her closest competitors and took the lead with about 7 miles to go in the New York City Marathon. There was no doubt she would win. Only one question remained: What would the new course record become? Okayo shattered the mark she set here in 2001 by nearly 2 minutes yesterday, finishing in 2 hours, 22 minutes, 31 seconds, and then dropped to her knees to kiss the ground. She led a Kenyan contingent that again dominated the race. Countryman Martin Lel won his first marathon, finishing in 2:10.
September 22, 2003 |
If there is such a thing as an ideal time and place to try running 13.1 miles in slightly more than an hour, yesterday morning in Fairmount Park just might have been it. Conditions were relatively cool, breezy and clear for the 26th annual Jefferson Hospital Philadelphia Distance Run, an event that routinely draws nearly 9,000 of the region's weekend warriors and some top international talent, as well. Kenyan Laban Kipkemboi was the first to finish the half-marathon with an outstanding time of 1 hour, 1 minute and 29 seconds.
September 16, 2002 |
Few sporting events are big enough for both men. Few sports could contain their wildly divergent ambitions. Yet there they were, both lost in a throng of 8,500 runners jamming Market Street at 8 a.m. yesterday, moments before the 13.1-mile Philadelphia Distance Run was to begin. One at the front, one at the back. At the head of the pack was world-class runner Ronald Mogaka, 126 pounds of taut muscle. Raised in Kenya, Mogaka spends six months of each year training in Valley Forge.