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The Sports Kings: Another Successful Peachtree Road Race…

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Courtesy of Jason Getz / AJC

Courtesy of Jason Getz / AJC

Peter Kirui of Kenya was the winner of the 43rd annual Peachtree Road Race in Atlanta.

Kirui’s unofficial time of 27 minutes, 36 seconds ties the fourth-fastest time in race history. It’s the first Peachtree victory for the 24-year-old.

The defending men’s champion, Sammy Kitwara of Kenya, finished eighth.

The top women’s racer was Mamitu Daska of Ethiopia, who also claimed her first victory in the 6.2-mile race on Wednesday. Daska’s unofficial time was 32 minutes and 21 seconds.

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