LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) – Henry Clay grad and former Berea College runner Antonio Marchi is this year's men's winner of the Bluegrass 10,000. Marchi, who also won the Bluegrass 10,000 last year, finished the race in 31:00.
“I was very happy going at five flat average,” Marchi said. “It felt very good. I was confident I could go five flat for a while. I’ve been doing track workouts and I’ve been running a mile in five flat.”
Lydia Kosgei won the women’s Bluegrass 10,000 with a time of 35:32. Kosgei, a graduate assistant on the EKU track and field staff, had never run this race before.
“The crowd, they were cheering. Made me just keep rolling,” she said. “I was in great shape, but they gave me energy. I just felt energy coming in.”
Paul Erway won the push wheelchair division and Greg Queen won the crank wheelchair division.
Nearly 3,000 runners participated in the 38th annual event, which kicks off Lexington’s Fourth of July celebration.