Broad Street Run

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The Blue Cross Broad Street Run, that takes place in Philadelphia on the first Sunday of May since the early 1980s, is the largest (40,689 runners in 2012[1]) ten-mile road race in the United States.

Course[edit]

The race starts at T.S. Park, in the Logan neighborhood, at the athletic fields at Central High School and goes south along Broad Street.[2] Runners pass Temple University, City Hall, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and the Kimmel Center.[3] The race finishes at the Navy Yard in South Philadelphia. Due in part to its nearly flat (actually slightly downhill) route, it has become a favorite in the running community, working to establish personal best times.

Course records[edit]

  • Open Male: Patrick Cheruiyot, 45:14, 2007[4]
  • Open Female: Catherine Ndereba, 53:07, 1999
  • Master Male: Andrey Kuznetsov, 50:13, 2002
  • Master Female: Sandra Mewett, 57:56, 1992
  • Open Wheelchair Male: Tony Nogueira, 32:05, 2007
  • Open Wheelchair Female: Jessica Galli, 39:59, 2001
  • Master Wheelchair Male: Tony Nogueira, 33:52, 2008
  • Master Wheelchair Female: Jacqui Kapinowski, 49:19, 2008

Past winners[edit]

Key:       Course record

Edition Year Men's winner Time (h:m:s) Women's winner Time (h:m:s)
18th 1997  John Mwai (KEN) 47:42  Elaine Van Blunk (USA) 54:45
19th 1998  John Mwai (KEN) 48:44  Teresa Wanjiku (KEN) 57:13
20th[5] 1999  Elijah Kitur (KEN) 47:41  Catherine Ndereba (KEN) 53:07
21st 2000  Ben Kimondiu (KEN) 49:52  Anastasia Ndereba (KEN) 57:10
22nd 2001  Ronald Mogaka (KEN) 46:48  Misti Demko (USA) 55:14
23rd 2002  Simon Wangai (KEN) 45:16  Cassie Byrne (USA) 55:25
24th 2003  Simon Wangai (KEN) 45:19  Kate Fonshell (USA) 56:41
25th 2004  Julius Kibet (KEN) 48:07  Maria Buseinei (KEN) 57:32
26th 2005  John Itati (KEN) 47:59  Marina Ivanova (RUS) 55:37
27th 2006  Nathan Kosgei (KEN) 48:18  Olga Romanova (RUS) 53:21
28th 2007  Patrick Cheruiyot (KEN) 45:14  Naomi Wangui (KEN) 53:43
29th 2008  Philip Koech (KEN) 46:23  Jane Murage (KEN) 54:16
30th 2009  Linus Maiyo (KEN) 47:19  Jane Murage (KEN) 53:29
31st 2010  Alene Reta (ETH) 48:10  Bizunesh Deba (ETH) 55:13
32nd 2011  Ketema Nigusse (ETH) 46:29  Malika Mejdoub (MAR) 55:40
33rd 2012  Henry Kiplagat Rutto (KEN) 47:06  Esther Erb (USA) 55:28
34th.[6] 2013  Ayele Feisha (KEN) 47:03  Askale Merachi (KEN) 53:46

Deaths[edit]

  • 1998 - Richard Lagocki, 45, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania[7]
  • 2007 - Robert A. Massaroni, 29, Holland, Pennsylvania, was a 7th grade Social Studies teacher at Shafer Middle School in Bensalem, Pennsylvania.

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