On a cold Sunday morning in Philadelphia, nearly 10,000 runners took to the streets as part of the second annual Love Run Half Marathon.
32-year-old Darryl Brown of Exton, Pa. won the 13.1-mile race with an unofficial time of 1:11:14. Averaging a 5:28 minute per mile pace, Brown beat out Philadelphia local Andrew Van Hoogenstyn by one full minute. 27-year-old Shawn D'Andrea of Philadelphia finished third in 1:13:07.
At the finish line, Brown said, "This was the coldest race I've ever run but when the sun came up, it got better.
Katie O'Regan of Lititz, Pa. was the first woman to cross the finish line with an unofficial time of 1:20:51. O'Regan told Rob Senior of Philly.com that she was very excited to be the first female finisher because she has "run some pretty bad races in Philly in the past." Sarah Morrison of Philadelphia took second place, crossing the line 15 seconds behind O'Regan, and Elizabeth Barrett of Jenkintown finished third.
At 8 a.m., participants took off from the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and made their way through Center City to a loop along the Schuylkill River on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and back to the finish at the Art Museum.
In 2014, Bill Ling of Clementon, NJ dominated the inaugural race with a finish time of 1:14:19 to become the first Philadelphia Love run champion. This year, Ling paid it forward by signing on as a pacer to help aspiring runners reach the finish within an hour and 30 minutes.
For a full list of realtime results, visit cgiracing.com.
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