40,000 strong at Blue Cross Broad Street Run

Watch the report from Action News' Dann Cuellar.
May 4, 2014 4:27:41 PM PDT
More than 40,000 people took part in the country's most popular and largest 10 mile race - the Blue Cross Broad Street Run.

Runners from across the country and seven other nations took part in the remarkable event.

Security was tight again this year, in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing.

Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey says there were no threats and everything went on without a hitch.

When it was all said and done, 32-year-old Maurod Marofit, from Monacco, was the men's winner coming in at 47:07.

The women's winner was 23-year-old Bertukan Feyisa-Germaine, from Ethiopia, who came in at 55:26.

Click here for the full list of results

Many put in a lot of hard work and training to be a part of the race.

"I had done a 10 mile run before I had surgery and I, at least, want to make progress to PR (personal record) and beat the old me," Jeremy Dooly of Lehighton, Pa. said.

"I would do it again in a heartbeat; this is my first time," Laura Taylor of Berwyn, Pa. said.

12-year-old Jason Keels was also among the runners.

"I've been running for at least six years now," he said.

Some of the Action News family also ran the race including meteorologists Cecily Tynan and Adam Joseph.

"My slowest time in years, but I had the best time, the time of my life. It was so much fun. Crowd support was amazing," Cecily said.

"It was my worst year ever, but I knew going in I knew going into it I had a torn hamstring and I said 'this is a race I love to be part of every year. Torn hamstring or not, if I had to walk, I'm going to do it because it's such an amazing, electric event,'" Adam said.

Runners and spectators alike agree that this year's Blue Cross Broad Street Run was an abounding success.


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