Live at Pittsburgh Marathon: Runners cross finish line
It's marathon day!
After months of training to go the 13.1-mile half-marathon or the 26.2-mile full distance, thousands of runners are hitting the streets of Pittsburgh this morning for the annual Pittsburgh Marathon.
Sydney Devore, of Lakeland, Fla., captured the women's race with an official time of 2 hours, 32 minutes and 38 seconds.
Kenya's Susan Jerotich placed second, and Ethiopia's Sinke Biyadgilign crossed the finish line in third.
Fikadu Girma Teferi of Ethiopia won the men's marathon in 2 hours, 13 minutes and 46 seconds.
The race also is serving as the host for the USATF Half Marathon Championships.
Chris Derrick of Portland, Ore., and a Stanford University graduate won the men's USATF Half Marathon with an unofficial time of 1 hour, 2 minutes and 35 seconds. Aliphine Tuliamuk from Santa Fe, N.M., won the USATF women's race with an unofficial time of 1:10.04.
Only in Pittsburgh! Cal Walsh of the North Shore and Matt Skonezny of Regent Square celebrate after the marathon. pic.twitter.com/di5kpSotLJ— TawnyaP (@tawnyatrib) May 6, 2018
Bride-to-be Beth Rudolph of Aspinwall celebrates "my last run as a Rudolph." Said her fiancé proposed after seeing her finish the Rachel Carson Trail Challenge pic.twitter.com/ecjqPdHs0c— TawnyaP (@tawnyatrib) May 6, 2018
Now that's FAST!! Congratulations to Antonio Cardona (01:08:44) and Morgan Camerlo (01:22:39) for finishing the @UPMCHealthPlan Pittsburgh Half Marathon with amazing times! #10yearsrunning pic.twitter.com/KWyn8VGErV— Pittsburgh Marathon (@PGHMarathon) May 6, 2018
Very light rain now. The big clump of runners toward the end of the clip is the 3-hour marathon pace group rounding Heinz Field. pic.twitter.com/3ieNjLiITB— Jeremy Boren (@JeremyBoren) May 6, 2018
The weekend races — which kicked off Saturday with events for children and even pets — is expected to draw about 40,000 participants and 300,000 spectators into the Downtown area.
The races began around 7 a.m.
Linda Davenport of Aliquippa ringing her cowbell to cheer on the Pittsburgh Marathon runners near the finish line. More cowbell! pic.twitter.com/qha0p4zgPl— TawnyaP (@tawnyatrib) May 6, 2018
Dawn Cross of North Huntington rooting for daughter, Stevie, 27. In her first Pittsburgh Marathon. "She"s at mile 8!" pic.twitter.com/4etjsz6Bv5— TawnyaP (@tawnyatrib) May 6, 2018
Getting a first-hand look at the Pittsburgh Marathon event operations base. Eyes in the sky keeping everyone safe. pic.twitter.com/DFjjHroGHL— TawnyaP (@tawnyatrib) May 6, 2018
"The city doesn't stop for the Pittsburgh Marathon," Dee Stathis, COO of P3R, said. "It takes a great team to help this run smoothly." 911. Pitt police, all together here. pic.twitter.com/gqWWDiPIOu— TawnyaP (@tawnyatrib) May 6, 2018