Chepkurui defended her title as the reigning Peachtree Road Race women’s champion with a time of 30:51, which also marked the fourth fastest time among the women’s competition.
In 2009, she finished first with a time of 31:30.
At the five-mile mark, Chepkurui appeared to be on pace to break the course record with a time of 24:50. But she admitted that fatigue began to set in as she missed the 30:32 course record.
The 22-year-old arrived at the road race just two weeks after defending her title in the Kenyan Armed Forces Championships 5k.
U.S. winner: Ed Moran
Moran stretched across the finish line, entrenched in a pack that led the race coming down 10th street. His time of 28:19 earned him an overall sixth-place finish in the Peachtree Road Race.
He arrived at road race with the momentum of a 10k personal best at the Healthy Kidney 10k with a finish of 28:39.
The 29-year-old traveled to the race from Williamsburg, Va., where he coaches at William & Mary, his alma mater.
He also represented USA at the 2008 and 2009 World Cross Country Championships.
Women’s Masters winner: Stephanie Herbst-Lucke
Herbst-Lucke finished 12th overall with her time of 33:20, which also garnered the title of fastest U.S. woman in the road race. It was just another victory among a long resume that includes Masters division titles in the 5k, 15k, 20k and 25k U.S. Championships.
But the recent success for the 44-year-old came on the heels of a 20-year hiatus from competitive long-distance running.
She decided to begin training for her second appearance in the road race in May, a year after she had competed in a long-distance race in Japan on the U.S. Ekiden team.
Men's Masters winner: Mbarak Hussein, Kenya
The 45-year-old took the division title for a third time with a time of 29:47. Hussein previously won the race in 2005 and 2007 and currently holds the national 12k masters record.
Hussein set a Masters record in 2005 by running the half marathon at the Philadelphia Distance Run in one hour, three minutes and 23 seconds and the 25k at the Fifth Third River Bank Run in 1:17:12.
His recent, and perhaps most storied success, took place at the Lilac Bloomsday Run where he set both a Master’s U.S. and world record in the 12k with a time of 36:6.
He became a U.S. citizen in 2004.
Shepherd Wheelchair Men's winner: Josh Cassidy, Canada
The paralympic athlete won the men’s open wheelchair division with a time of 18:53 in his fifth Peachtree Road Race appearance.
Cassidy’s previous best was a second-place finish. He said he made his move going up the hill and broke away.
Shepherd Wheelchair Women's winner: Tatyana McFadden
McFadden won the women’s open wheelchair division of the road race with a time of 23:47. McFadden’s previous best finish was second.
Fastest Georgian: Leo Kormanik, Atlanta, Ga.
Though Kormanik resides in Atlanta, he made his road race debut with a time of 29:50 time that led all Georgians. He remains active in the area as a member of the Atlanta Track Club competitive team.
The 27-year-old was a six-time All American in the NAIA at Malone University in Canton, Ohio.