LIVE: Freihofer’s Run for Women, 6/1/13

Emily Chebet

Emily Chebet crosses the finish line

Photographs by Michael Seinberg

27-year-old Kenyan runner Emily Chebet returned to the winner’s circle of the Freihofer Run for Women on Saturday morning (June 1) following a hot, humid, five-kilometer race. Completing the course in 15 minutes and 26 seconds, Chebet – who also won the race back in 2010 – withstood stiff competition from her countrywomen Esther Chemtai and Isabella Ochichi, who finished in second and thirds places, respectively.

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African runners snagged seven of the top 10 slots, while Saratoga Springs’ Megan Hogan was the top local finished in 10th place.

It was the 35th annual running of the Freihofer’s, which drew a record number of 5,045 runners. And, of course, it wasn’t all about who crossed the finish line first. For many of the runners, it was simply about finishing the race, or just competing, or sharing some time during the road race with freiends or family members…

The start of the race...

The start of the race…

Runners headed up Madison at the start of the race.

Runners headed up Madison at the start of the race.

Running royalty

Running royalty

Bring it!

Bring it!

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