LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) - Thousands of runners hit the road Saturday morning for the Rodes City Run 10K.The race is the second leg of Louisville's Triple Crown of Running.
It started downtown at Broadway and 1st Street, went through the Highlands and parts of downtown before finishing right where it started.
The owner of Fleet Feet says he's been helping a group of about 200 people train for the race this year, and it's all about the timing.
"On a 10K, it's pace yourself," Fleet Feet owner Andy Fenton said. "This course takes off going up hill, so if you take off too fast going up the hills you're going to wear yourself out pretty fast. Not getting caught up in the crowd as well, people can take you out, and you start to follow the people in front of you and go out way too fast."
Geoffrey Kunisi, 27, of Hebron, Ky. finished the race first overall in just under thirty minutes.
Emmy Chepkirui, 26, of Hebron finished first overall among the women in the race in just under 34 minutes.
After the race, Mayor Greg Fischer posted a photo to his Facebook page.
It shows two pictures of LMPD Lieutenant Aubrey Gregory, helping race participant Asia Ford cross the finish line at the 10K race.
The mayor added that this is quote "what a compassionate city looks like."
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