Two locals win Bluegrass 10,000

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - A light rain didn't stop Antonio Marchi from fulfilling a dream. Marchi won the city's Bluegrass 10,000 by more than two minutes.

Marchi finished in a time of 31:44.

The Lexington runner said running in the rain wasn't difficult and it kept the temperatures down. But, he said, running alone was.

"I was there by myself," Marchi said. "I wanted to break 32 minutes. I had to pace it by myself."

Bellarmine runner Emily Frith won the women's division with a time of 37:10. She finished fifth two years ago.

"It was really tough. I wanted to start out controlled," she said.

"There was a lot of good downhill, so that made it really nice. The weather was perfect."

Frith missed last year's race with a stress fracture, but was thrilled to get the win.

"It's really awesome, because this thing has been going on for what, 37 years?"

Marchi was equally happy to win.

"It meant a dream," he said. "It meant an accomplishment. It meant a goal."

Nearly 3,300 registered runners participated in Thursday's race.

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