BUFFALO, N.Y.- Not even some of the hottest weather this summer could stop a four mile run through the streets of Buffalo. More than 1,000 runners took part in The 33rd annual Buffalo Subaru 4 Mile Chase brought runners of all different countries together Friday night.
In just 18 minutes and 25 seconds, Aschalew Neguse from Ethiopia was the first runner to cross the finish line. Then just a few minutes later, Jane Murage of Kenya was the first female the race by just one second. Murage finished with a time of 21 minutes and 16 seconds but right on her tale was Meseret Tolwak with a time of 21 minutes and 17 seconds.
The USAwas well represented in the top ten finishers. Fernando Cabada was the fastest American to cross the finish line with a time of 19 minutes and 48 seconds. Not only did he represent his country but also Western New York in the top ten. Buffalo native Chris Walters came in ninth overall with a time of 20 minutes and 20 seconds.
On the women's side, Laurel Leone from Minoa, New York, finished with the sixth best time. She ended her four miles in 22 minutes and 43 seconds. And once again, a Western New York native cracked the top ten. Katie Chaput from West Seneca finished the race tenth overall for the women with a time of 23 minutes and 56 seconds.
This race benefited the Police Athletic League of Buffalo. The first male and female to finish the race will receive a grand prize of $1,000. But the second, third and fourth place finishers won't leave empty handed either. Any of those runners will leave with between $500 to $200.