Inaugural EQT Pittsburgh 10 Miler To Draw Thousands

English: EQT Tower, Pittsburgh

English: EQT Tower, Pittsburgh (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Nearly 5,000 runners are expected to take part in Sunday’s inaugural EQT Pittsburgh 10 Miler, including participants from more than 30 states and five countries, two Olympians and four American men who have broken 48 minutes for the distance.

The race, which is staged by Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon Inc., will begin near Station Square at 9 a.m. Sunday and finish Downtown, using a route similar to the one used for the Pittsburgh Half-Marathon. Participants will cross four bridges and go through the West End, North Side, Lawrenceville and the Strip District.

The addition of a $10,500 overall prize purse helped attract a strong field of elite runners, including Fernando Cabada, the former 25K American record holder, and three-time U.S. champion and Ian Burrell.

Read more: http://triblive.com/sports/outdoors/4962413-74/marathon-pittsburgh-mile#ixzz2jPccyzGu
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