50th running of the Peachtree Road Race kicks off in Atlanta

Peachtree Road Race

ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) The 50th running of the Peachtree Road Race has kicked off in Buckhead!

A record was set early with Daniel Romanchuk dominating the field in the men’s wheelchair competition. According to the Atlanta Track Club, Romanchuk finished with an unofficial time of 18 minutes and eleven seconds.

In the women’s wheelchair competition, Manuela Schar won with a time of 21 minutes and 28 seconds in a battle that went right down to the finish.

The women’s and men’s races have yet to finish.

Weatherwise, we were in the high 70’s as the race began. We’ll be in the high 80’s by noon with daytime highs reaching into the nineties.

CBS46’s Shon Gables, Adam Harding and Carolyn Ryan are out at the event and they’ll have updates throughout the morning.

Course map (information on hydration stations, restrooms)

💥💥Behind the scenes💥💥@CBS46 Meterologist @WXMolly and our photog Richard blinged out for our PeachTree Road Race Coverage. Download the #CBS46NewsApp for road closures, weather conditions and security alerts. pic.twitter.com/cE3VpHHtaL

— shon gables cbs46 (@shongables) July 4, 2019

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— shon gables cbs46 (@shongables) July 4, 2019

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