The 2012 Peachtree Road Race got underway around 6:45 a.m. this morning in downtown Atlanta with the annual wheelchair race event. Aaron Gordian took the win in the men's division while Tatyana McFadden won her third consecutive Peachtree Road Race.
Aaron Gordian (19:52) wins #ajcprr wheelchair race - Tatyana McFadden (24:53) is the women's champ— Zach Klein (@ZachKleinWSB) July 4, 2012
Gordian was the second seed in the men's wheelchair division and completed the 6.2 mile course with an unofficial time of 19 minutes, 51 seconds. Gordian also became the oldest winner of the wheelchair race at 46 years of age. At one point Gordian built a 75 meter lead over the competition. Defending champion and race favorite Krige Schabort finished second after suffering a flat tire.
McFadden won her third consecutive women's division as you continues to warm up for the Paralympic games set for later this summer. She completed the race with a time of 24 minutes, 54 seconds.
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