The 10th annual Pittsburgh Marathon took place on Sunday. This year, the event also hosted the 2018 USA Track and Field National Championship race, an elite event which saw finishing times of over a minute faster than the top men’s category of the Pittsburgh Half Marathon. Over 20,000 people participated in the race, and American athlete Fikadu Girma Teferi took home the gold with an official time of 2:13:46.
Here are some photos from race day:
Aliphine Tuliamuk, the winner of the USA Track and Field Half Marathon Championship Sunday, took a strong lead in the first mile of the race and kept it until the finish line. (Photo by Christian Snyder | Editor-in-Chief)
A marathon spectator watches the start of the 2018 Pittsburgh Marathon alongside a young girl holding a sign that says “Girl Power.” (Photo by Christian Snyder | Editor-in-Chief)
Some signs encouraged individual runners, while this one proved the marathon truly was held in Pittsburgh. (Photo by Christian Snyder | Editor-in-Chief)
Some finishers of the Pittsburgh Marathon and Half Marathon chose to wear costumes, like this Pittsburgh classic. (Photo by Jane Millard | Visual Editor)
More than 20,000 runners compete in the annual Pittsburgh Marathon – which means there are a lot of medals to hand out, hanging here on racks near the finish line. (Photo by Jane Millard | Visual Editor)
Sara Hall took third place in the USA Track and Field Championships. This year, Pittsburgh hosted the national event, which followed the Pittsburgh Half Marathon’s course. (Photo by Jane Millard | Visual Editor)
Rochelle Kanuho, third place finisher in the USATF National Championships, has already represented the U.S. in three international competitions in her career. (Photo by Jane Millard | Visual Editor)
Cyrus Korir, the first place finisher of the elite men’s category of the 2018 Pittsburgh Half Marathon, had never run a half marathon in his life before Sunday. In the final stretch of the race, he outran second place finisher and defending champion Julius Kogo to take the victory. (Photo by Jane Millard | Visual Editor)
USA Track and Field Half Marathon Champion Aliphine Tuliamuk celebrates after holding first place for more than 11 miles. (Photo by Christian Snyder | Editor-in-Chief)
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