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Peachtree Road Race 2011 Winners: Sammy Kitwara, Werknesh Kidane Top Finishers

Sammy Kitwara posted his second Peachtree Road Race victory, producing a 28:05 time that will go down just shy of his 2009 time (27:22), which was the second-best ever. Kitwara's win assures Kenya of placing at least one winner for the 17th time since 1992. Kitwara first started competing as a runner in 2007, and has now won 11 races around the world. His day job: police officer.

Ethiopian Werknesh Kidane took the women's race, topping the 2010 winner with a time of 31:22. That's good enough for a top-10 all-time placing. Kidane is a highly accomplished long-distance runner, earning medals in seven different world running championships from 2002 to 2005, including the world title at the 2003 IAAF World Cross Country Championships.

Krige Schabort won the wheelchair race, finishing in 19:47. The South Africa native moved to Cedartown, Georgia in 1997, 10 years after losing both of his legs to a Russian bomb in Angola. Since then he's become an avid marathoner.

For more on the 2011 Peachtree Road Race, visit the official site and stay tuned to this StoryStream.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.