Thousands hit the streets downtown Sunday

AUSTIN (KXAN) — More than 12,000 runners ran throughout downtown Austin Sunday morning in the Statesman Capitol 10K.

The race started on the Congress Avenue Bridge and runners crossed the finish line at Auditorium Shores.

The 2011 and 2012 winner was the first to break the tape again in 2014. Scott McPherson finished with a time of 29:36.

“I’m getting ready for Boston in two weeks,” McPherson said. “So, I ran 20 miles yesterday and then came out here and wanted to get one last hard effort in before Boston… so I feel ready for the marathon now.”

In the women’s division, Chris Kimbrough, a 44-year-old mother of five, won with a time of 35:56.

“Well, I kind of took it out in the lead and I managed to hold it the whole way so it was a great, great run for me,” Kimbrough said. “It really was. I wasn’t expecting to be out in the front like that but I managed to hold it.”

KXAN also spoke to an 11-year-old who finished in 39 minutes.

“It’s not a personal best but it’s good,” Hunter Perez said.

Perez said a 38 minute finish is his personal record for a 10K. He has been running for six years.

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