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Craig Sager Jr. successfully ran the 6.2 miles of The Atlanta Journal Constitution Peachtree Road Race hours after donating bone marrow to his father, sportscaster Craig Sager Sr. (Erica A. Hernandez/AJC)

Craig Sager’s son runs Peachtree hours after bone marrow transplant

Craig Sager Jr. had doctor’s orders not to run The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Peachtree Road Race, but he did anyways.Less than 24 hours after donating 1.5 liters of bone marrow to his father, TNT sideline reporter Craig Sager Sr., Sager Jr. boarded MARTA with the tens of thousands of other racers ...

The new 2014 Peachtree Road Race T-shirt.

Running out of Peachtree T-shirts has happened before

The Atlanta Track Club has heard from approximately 160 of the more than 1,000 racers who didn’t receive a T-shirt after Friday’s Atlanta Journal-Constitution Peachtree Road Race. The Track Club was alerted at 10:45 a.m. on Friday that certain sizes of the shirts were being depleted. By the end of ...

Amy Hastings celebrates after crossing the finish line as she won the women’s field of the AJC Peachtree Road Race on Friday morning July 4, 2014, in Atlanta. PHOTO BY / JASON GETZ

AJC Peachtree winner Hastings won’t look back

As she approached the final turn toward 10th Street, Amy Hastings didn’t want to look back. The former Olympian never looks back. But in that final mile of The Atlanta Journal Constitution Peachtree Road Race, Hastings felt the presence of the talented field behind her. She peered over her shoulder ...

The Cleary family has collected over 100 AJC Peachtree T-Shirts combined. Michael Cleary (far right) has even submitted designs in the past. Pictured from left to right: Tim Cleary, Jim Cleary, Patrick Cleary, Shannon Cleary Sharkey, James Sharkey and Michael Sharkey. Photo courtesy of Tim Cleary

AJC Peachtree serves as annual reunion for family

Tim Cleary, 55, presented The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Peachtree Road Race as not a choice, but rather a Cleary family requirement when he suggested his then-12-year-old son Patrick take part in the 10K. “It wasn’t a ‘convincing,’ Patrick, now 30, said. It was a, ‘You’re waking up a 3 a.m.’” Tim ...

Thorn continues perfect Peachtree record

Bill Thorn put No. 45 in the bag Friday – extending his string as the only person to run every edition of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Peachtree Road Race.“It was real good,” Thorn, 83, said from his home in Tyrone. “It was a real good day to run.”Thorn joined other runners ...

Meb Keflezighi, center, walks with his running assistants after they finished the AJC Peachtree Road Race on Friday morning July 4, 2014, in Atlanta. Keflezighi is the 2014 Boston Marathon winner. PHOTO BY / JASON GETZ

Keflezighi runs down pack at AJC Peachtree

On Independence Day, Meb Keflezighi took his part in the national “pass time.”In a city renowned for its gridlock, the Boston Marathon champion did what perhaps all commuters dream about — he surrounded himself with a phalanx of traffic-splitting forerunners and floored it.“It was an amazing experience,” Keflezighi said.Keflezighi, who ...

Christo Landry celebrates with fans after winning the men’s field at the AJC Peachtree Road Race on Friday morning July 4, 2014, in Atlanta. PHOTO BY / JASON GETZ

Landry wins Peachtree, 10K national title

Christo Landry gambled in the final mile and won The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Peachtree Road Race to become the U.S. 10K champion Friday. After a fast start, Landry and Tyler Pennel began to break away from the pack of 32 elite runners at mile 5 of the 6.2-mile race. As they ...

Firefighters Douglas Kerns (left) and Johnny Buice (right) ran The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Peachtree Road Race on Friday, July 4, 2014 in full gear to honor fallen Atlanta firefighter Frank Guinn and the injured Andrew Powell, a local runner. Photo by Tanya Sichynsky

Firefighters run AJC Peachtree in full gear to honor comrades

Johnny Buice got lucky.“It doesn’t get any better than this,” Buice said. “Not on (the) Fourth in Atlanta.”He could only be referring to the notorious Georgia heat.Buice, a retired firefighter who served 36 years in Douglas County, trekked down The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Peachtree Road Race course in full gear. He ...

Justin Knight (left) and Kyle Pease pose for a photo after completing The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Peachtree Road Race. Behind them are their race aids Brian Resutek (left) and Brian Pease.

Kyle Pease pushes through the finish with help from his brother

Kyle Pease lives by one motto: where there is a wheel there is a way. It was this positive attitude that helped him become the first assisted wheelchair athlete to complete the Shepherd Center’s Wheelchair Division of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Peachtree Road Race in 2013.Pease, who has cerebral palsy, was ...

AJC Peachtree 50th race in 50 states for Vinings woman

Two years ago, Mary Brann was not a runner. After Friday, it’d be hard to say she’s anything but. Brann, a Vinings mother of three, completed a remarkable circuit of races by finishing The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Peachtree Road Race. The Peachtree was her 50th race run in 50 states in ...

Men’s elite runner Josh McDougal (left) celebrated his son Declan’s birthday after finishing 14th at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Peachtree Road Race on Friday, July 4, 2014. Photo courtesy of Victoria McDougal

McDougal celebrates son’s 1st birthday at AJC Peachtree

Upon crossing the finish line at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Peachtree Road race, Josh McDougal’s body collapsed from beneath him like a foldable beach chair into the arms of two red-vest clad medics. His eyes fluttered closed and spit dribbled from his lips.This was his Fourth of July to be in ...

July 4, 2014 Atlanta - Runners grab water at Cardiac hill near Piedmont Hospital during the 2014 AJC Peachtree Road Race on Saturday morning, July 4, 2014. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM

One of the coolest and safest Peachtree Road Races in recent history

The 45th annual Atlanta Journal-Constitution Peachtree Road Race was one of the coolest and safest in recent history. Race medical director Dr. Joe Wilson said he treated fewer people in the medical tents than in any of his previous 27 years as medical director. “We’ve really had, obviously with the ...

Marvin McCollum and the latest in his line of inspirational signs. (Mark Bradley/AJC)

Sign of the times: Mr. McCollum on the Fourth of July

Sixty thousand people get up early on the Fourth of July to run/walk 6.2 miles down Peachtree, but they get handed a T-shirt for their trouble. What fascinates me is all those folks who get up early on the Fourth of July to witness someone else’s epic pursuit of a ...

The new 2014 Peachtree Road Race T-shirt.

Run and didn’t get a Peachtree T-shirt? You will

Atlanta Track Club Executive Director Rich Kenah promised on Friday that anyone who didn’t receive a T-shirt after running in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Peachtree Road Race will. The club began to recognize at 10:45 a.m. that it was going to run out of certain sizes of the prized T-shirts. Kenah ...

Popsicles among the on-course refreshments

Just shy of the two-mile mark, Stuart Miller and his friends were serving up a unique refreshment – popsicles. The group had two shopping carts full of popsicles that they offered to passing runners. Miller said he bought 2,500 of the plastic-encased frozen treats.“Just a little pick-me-up,” Miller said. “The ...

Jere Allen and his sons and grandchildren

80-year-old runs in 35th consecutive Peachtree

Jere Allen got a nice surprise as he ran his 35th consecutive Atlanta Journal-Constitution Peachtree Road Race on Friday. With one mile to go, three of Allen’s grandchildren, Tripp Allen, Luke Moradi and Claire Brickson, jumped onto the course and ran alongside him. Luke carried a sign with “80 years ...

College friends Adrian Freeman (left) and Latrice Pace celebrate post-race.

Two AJC Peachtree runners lost combined 260 pounds

For longtime friends Adrian Freeman and Latrice Pace, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Peachtree Road Race was a celebration of friendship and health.Freeman, from Miami, and Pace, an Atlantan, have lost a combined 260 pounds in the last year and a half. The two, who met in college about 20 years ago, ...

The new 2014 Peachtree Road Race T-shirt. JOHN SPINK/JSPINK@AJC.COM

AJC Peachtree Road Race T-shirt design revealed

The T-shirt design for the 45th edition of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Peachtree Road race was revealed as the first few runners crossed the finish line Friday morning. James Balke of Lilburn, Ga., created the winning design.

Peachtree’s founder honored by his sons

The sons of Tim Singleton, who founded The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Peachtree Road Race in 1970 and died last year, honored him in a fitting way during Friday’s race. Tim Singleton Jr. carried some of his father’s remains in a half-dollar sized golden container. When Tim Jr. reached the finish line, ...

Tripp Weeks and Terrie Tillman during Friday’s The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Peachtree Road Race. (Doug Roberson, AJC)

Invisible man and the bikini runner

You may not have seen Tripp Weeks running The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Peachtree Road Race because he was wearing a camouflage outfit that covered his face, neck, shoulders and upper body known as a ghillie suit. You certainly couldn’t miss Weeks’ training partner Terrie Tillman, who was wearing a clear-strapped yellow ...

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