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Over 5000 people registered and 3901 runners, of all abilities, crossed the finish line, in downtown Pittsburgh this morning as they reached the end of the course for the inaugural EQT Pittsburgh 10 Miler. They had a great morning for it. Crispy cool air, sunshine and no rain. The men’s winning time was 46:49 (pace 4:40/mile) and the women’s was 53:55 (5:23/mile). I can just about maintain these types of speeds on my push bike.

Paul and I went for a bike ride around the rivers’ trails over lunchtime and saw a few of the stragglers from the race. We cycled past what had obviously been a water station for the race and the volunteers did a great job of clearing up all the cups etc. Volunteers are amazing people. Can’t run any sort of event without them. Thanks to all volunteers around Pittsburgh and the world.

I have to say, I am blown away by the number of people who now turn out in Pittsburgh to run. And not just at events. The river trails always have some runners pounding up and down. Pittsburgh is definitely a running town. And this has got to help the city towards the goal of being Fittest City. Go Pittsburgh.

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