FOX 29 family takes Broad Street Run by storm

- Members of FOX 29’s family were among the tens of thousands of runners who braved chilly temperatures and rain during the Broad Street Run Sunday.

Anchor/Reporter Chris O’Connell, News Operations Manager Erik Smith, Senior Sports Producer Tom Sredenschek, Photojournalist Bill Rohrer, and Senior Assignment Editor Chris Durkin were in attendance.

Abele Mekuria of New York won the 10-mile course.

Twenty-four-year-old Mekuria finished with an unofficial time of 48 minutes, 43 seconds, beating Mathew Kiplagat of White Plains, New York by only eight seconds. David Fuentes of Austin, Texas was third in 49:28.

Crystal Burnick of Skippack was the first woman to finish with an unofficial time just under 57:05, followed by Emily Giannotti of Ephrata.

Tony Nogueira of Glen Ridge, New Jersey won the wheelchair race with a time of 36:51.

Haile Mengesha of New York won last year's race in 47 minutes, 54 seconds.

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