Elite Field Announced for 47th AJC Peachtree Road Race

ATLANTA – June 30, 2016 –The AJC Peachtree Road Race has a long history of bringing the greatest runners in the world to the streets of Atlanta. July 4, 2016 will be no different as world champion marathon runners, U.S. Olympic team members and former Georgia high school stars line up for the 47th running of the world's largest 10K. Today Atlanta Track Club announced the complete elite lineup for this year's AJC Peachtree Road Race. Runners will compete to have their name engraved on the Peachtree Cup. They will also be competing for a prize purse totaling $57,000 with the male and female winner receiving $7,500 each. Prize money will also be awarded for the top Georgia resident.

Open Men
Abdi Abdirahman, USA
Robert Cheseret, USA
Craig Curley, USA
James Dwyer, USA
Andrew Epperson, USA
Gabriel Geay, TZA
Tsegaye Getachew, ETH
Elkanah Kibet, USA
Kevin Kochei, KEN
Philip Langat, KEN
Augustus Maiyo, USA
TY McCormack, USA
Matt McDonald, USA
Andrew McLain, USA
Tyler Mueller, USA
Scott Overall, GBR
Ben Payne, USA
Jovanny Rodriguez Godinez, MEX
Daniel Salel, KEN
Chris Thompson, GBR
Jared Ward, USA
Tim Young, USA

Open Women
Rachel Asher, USA
Christina Cazzola, USA
Lineth Chepkurui, KEN
Vianey de la Rosa, MEX
Buzunesh Deba, ETH
Nicole Dimercurio, USA
Buze Diriba, ETH
Katja Goldring, USA
Sinead Haughey, USA
Allie Kieffer, USA
Edna Kiplagat, KEN
Laurie Knowles, USA
Lacey Krout, USA
Kara Lubieniecki, USA
Bridget Lyons, USA
Madai Perez, MEX
Sallie Post, USA
Lauren Sara, USA
Neely  Spence Gracey, USA
Joanna Thompson, USA
Morgan VanGorder, USA
Renee Metivier, USA
Jessica Watychowicz, USA

Masters Men
Kevin Castille, USA
Joseph Ekuom, KEN
Odilon Cuahutle Rojas,  MEX

Masters Women
Amy Ertel, USA
Jen Rhines,  USA
Dara Steele-Belkin,  USA

About Atlanta Track Club
Atlanta Track Club is a nonprofit committed to creating an active and healthy Atlanta. Through running and walking, Atlanta Track Club motivates, inspires and engages the community to enjoy a healthier lifestyle. With more than 24,000 members, Atlanta Track Club is the second largest running organization in the United States. In addition to the AJC Peachtree Road Race (peachtreeroadrace.org) – the largest 10K running event in the world, the Publix Georgia Marathon, Atlanta 10 Miler and Thanksgiving Day Half Marathon, Atlanta Track Club directs more than 30 events per year. Through the support of its members and volunteers, Atlanta Track Club also maintains a number of community initiatives including organizing and promoting the Kilometer Kids youth running program to metro Atlanta youth, honoring high school cross country and track and field athletes through Atlanta Track Club’s All-Metro Banquets and supporting the Grady Bicycle EMT program. For more information on Atlanta Track Club, visit atlantatrackclub.org.

About the AJC Peachtree Road Race
The AJC Peachtree Road Race is a 10K event that takes place every Fourth of July in Atlanta, Georgia.  The first Peachtree was held in 1970 and featured 110 finishers. The AJC Peachtree Road Race is now the largest 10K running event in the world with 60,000 participants. The AJC Peachtree Road Race is perhaps most famous for the coveted AJC Peachtree Road Race T-shirt, which is handed out to all the event finishers. For more information on the AJC Peachtree Road Race visit peachtreeroadrace.org or AJC.com/peachtree.   

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