Hundreds lace up for AIDS Walk 5K run [photos]

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imageVIEW PHOTOS | AIDS Walk Atlanta 5K Run @ Piedmont Park

VIEW PHOTOS | 20th Annual AIDS Walk Atlanta & 5K Run @ Piedmont Park

In about the time it takes some couch potatoes to lace up their sneakers, Genesis Henderson bested a field of 800 registrants to win the 5K Run portion of Sunday’s AIDS Walk Atlanta.

He zipped through the 5K route – that’s roughly 3.1 miles for you non-runners – in 16 minutes, 50 seconds, or about 14 seconds faster than Leonel Ayala. Beatrix Ohienmhen took the women’s crown, crossing the finish line in 23 minutes, 56 seconds.

The 5K race kicks off the physical portion of the annual AIDS Walk Atlanta & 5K Run, the 20th rendition of which played out in Piedmont Park on Sunday. The race and the walk started on 10th Street near Monroe Drive, traveled west before hitting Peachtree Street and working its way through Ansley Park and entering Piedmont Park at its 14th Street entrance. The finish line was near Lake Clara Meer.

imageAIDS Walk Atlanta 5K winners and their times:

Men’s Overall: Genesis Henderson, 16:50
Men’s Masters: Todd Henry, 18:39
Women’s Overall: Beatrix Ohienmhen, 23:56
Women’s Masters: Myra Kucera, 27:20
Male Under 19: Leonel Ayala, 17:04
Female Under 19: Laura Mitchell, 30:23
Male Age 20-24: Peter Dunning, 18:38
Female Age 20-24: Darcy White, 24:27
Male Age 25-29: Mathew Angel, 17:41
Female Age 25-29: Jennifer Richards, 24:22
Male Age 30-34: James Matthew Bass, 21:35
Female Age 30-34: Angie Terrell, 24:33
Male Age 35-39: Stanford Bennett, 18:30
Female Age 35-39: Genifer Stewart, 24:27
imageMale Age 40-44: Larry Kihlstadius, 20:32
Female Age 40-44: Karla Oeler, 27:35
Male Age 45-49: Spiritus Carlton, 20:09
Female Age 45-49: Yolanda Turner, 33:46
Male Age 50-54: Ken Exum, 26:42
Female Age 50-54: Ute Buscher, 28:53
Male Age 55-59: Hugh Armitage, 29:53
Female Age 55-59: Becca Sherrill, 35:48
Male Age 60-64: Jim Kucera, 27:46
Female Age 60-64: Judith Garrard, 35:15
Male Age 65-69: Robert Cook, 1:20:08
Female Age 70-74: Ellen Nehmauser, 42:25
Female Age 75-98: Jeanne Smith, 50:40

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