Thousands gather for 47th annual Peachtree Road Race

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Thousands of people spent the morning celebrating the Fourth of July at the 47th annual Peachtree Road Race.



The world's largest 10K kicked off at Lenox Square Mall in Buckhead Monday morning with the Wheelchair Division followed by the Elite Women and Elite Men. Other waves of runners continued throughout the rest of the morning. 


On the men's side, Gabriel Geay won the race in a time of 28:47. Edna Kiplagat won in the Elite Women's division, finishing the course in 32:24. 



Not long after the race started a red flag alert was issued due to the dangerous heat conditions and runners were urged to slow down and take it easy. 


The race has become a holiday tradition for many families. This year, 150 thousand spectators were expected to line the sides of Peachtree Road to cheer on the 60,000 runners participating in the race.