LYNCHBURG - Julius Kogo won the 40th annual Virginia 10 Miler for the second straight year and for the third time overall (2009, 2012, 2013). He won Saturday in a time of 47 minutes, 34 seconds.
Kogo was challenged by the second place finisher Elijah Muturi (48:12) but Kogo began to pull away from him between the 7 and 8-mile mark.
The female winner was Jane Murage of Kenya in 55 minutes, 38 seconds.
45-year-old LC grad Gregg Cavalierre won the Masters division (40 years and older) in 58 minutes, 19 seconds.
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*To see complete race results of the 4 Mile Walk CLICK HERE.
-A total of 3,569 people participated in either the 10 Miler, 4 Miler, 4 Mile Walk, or Kids Run.
-Bill Draper, 85, who has run in every single Virginia 10 Miler completed the course once again in 3 hours and 6 minutes.
-15 finishers completed the course in less than 50 minutes. There were 10 under 50 minutes last year.
-The top American finisher was Bobby Mack, an N.C. State graduate. He finished eighth.
-25 men completed the race before the first place woman.