Inaugural EQT Pittsburgh 10 Miler race wraps up with no serious injuries
November 3, 2013 1:39 PM
Runners flood Liberty Ave.,Downtown, during the inaugural EQT Pittsburgh 10 Miler.
Men's race winner Elijah Maturi Karanja salutes as he crosses the finish line on Liberty Ave., Downtown.
Sarah Kiptoo crosses the finish line on Liberty Ave., Downtown. She was the women's race winner for the inaugural EQT Pittsburgh 10 Miler. Elijah Maturi Karanja was the men's race winner.
Medals for race participants hang on racks ready to be awarded.
Tracie Baker of Cranberry is greeted by her children, Addie, 5, and Ellie, 7, and her mother-in-law Cathy Wagner as she runs along Liberty Ave. to the finish line.
Runners in the first EQT Pittsburgh 10 Miler race run along Carson Street just after the start at Station Square.
Rebecca Adams of White Oak is wrapped in a heat sheet after she finishes the EQT Pittsburgh 10 Miler.
The EQT Pittsburgh 10 Miler, sponsored by the Dick's Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon, snaked through the city today in an inaugural run that began at 9 a.m. in Downtown.
Sarah Kiptoo finished first in the women's race, and Elijah Maturi Karanja was the men's race winner. The 10-mile race started at Station Square and finished on Liberty Avenue in Downtown and some 5,000 runners participated.
Designed to appeal to runners of all levels, according to officials with the Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon Inc. and EQT Corporation, which partnered to launch the new race, participants toured the city in a course that crossed four bridges and passed through the West End, North Side, Lawrenceville, the Strip District and Downtown neighborhoods.
EQT race draws thousands
More than 5,000 runners participated in the inaugural EQT Pittsburgh 10-mile race. (Video by Nate Guidry; 11/3/2013)
Chuck Finder, a spokesman for UPMC, reported that a total of 10 runners received treatment from the medical team sponsored by UPMC sports medicine and UPMC emergency medicine. No hospital transports were required.
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