54th Running of AJC Peachtree Road Race Welcomes Two New Winners, Two Defending Champs - ATLANTA – July 4, 2023 -- The 54th Running of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Peachtree Road Race once again brought the streets of Atlanta alive with red, white and blue as tens of thousands of participants made their way down Peachtree Street in an Independence Day parade like no other – this year led by Bill Thorn, serving as Grand Marshal as he closed out his streak as the only person to complete every Peachtree with a breaking of the tape as he crossed his last, ceremonial finish line.

Defending Champions, Atlanta Debuts Headline Iconic July 4 Race - ATLANTA – June 26, 2023 – The 54th Running of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Peachtree Road Race features the deepest women’s field in the storied history of the iconic 10K. It includes five women who have personal bests faster than the course record of 30:22 - one of the fastest ever recorded on U.S. soil.

Purity Komen was the surprise winner of the N Kolay Istanbul Half Marathon. Overtaking fellow-Kenyan and race favourite Ruth Chepngetich the 24 year-old stormed to her biggest career win with a personal best of 66:30. Course record holder Chepngetich followed in second with 67:18 while Evaline Chirchir made it an all-Kenyan podium with 67:31. Stella Rutto of Romania was the fastest European, finishing 10th with 70:05.

The two defending women’s champions of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Peachtree Road Race will return to Atlanta to defend their titles next month. Atlanta Track Club, organizers of the annual 10K, announced the Susannah Scaroni (Ubrana, IL) will headline the Shepherd Center Wheelchair division while Senbere Teferi of Ethiopia tops the list of contenders in the women’s open division at the 54th Running of the race on July 4.

Ruth Chepngetich, one of the world’s leading long distance runners, will be the star attraction of the N Kolay Istanbul Half Marathon on Sunday. The Kenyan, who broke the world record on this course with 64:02 two years ago, has a unique win streak in Istanbul.