Kenyan Allan Kiprono wins the 2013 BolderBoulder
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BOULDER, Colo. - The winner of the 35th annual BolderBOULDER was Kenyan Allan Kiprono, who sprinted through the ten kilometer course in 29:28.79. Merima Mohammed of Ethiopia won the women's race in 33:58.79.
The 2013 BolderBoulder kicked off at 6:55 a.m. on Monday with the wheelchair racers. The waves of runners began five minutes later with a new wave stepping off every 60-70 seconds until 9:26 a.m.
The annual 10K - or 6.2 mile - race winds through the streets of Boulder, finishing at Folsom Field at the University of Colorado.
The first of the wheelchair racers made it to the final stretch in about 24 minutes.
Of the amateur runners, the first female finisher was Lydia Simon with a time of 34:05 and the first male finisher was Jeremy Freed with a time of 30:58.
New security measures were in place along the course. Race organizers have asked participants and spectators to refrain from bringing backpacks or other bags to the race. If people must bring bags, they will be screened, said Joe Roy, CU police chief. People are asked to follow "airport rules" and keep bags in their possession at all times.
“The bag checks will be one of the evident changes seen by the public,” Roy said.
"We have put together a comprehensive security plan," said Boulder Deputy Chief of police Greg Testa, "We've been diligent and reasonable in our planning. We've put contingency plans together in case a problem does arise."
After the races were complete, 7NEWS Chief Meteorologist Mike Nelson emceed the Memorial Day Tribute ceremony at Folsom Field. The tribute included a bagpipe solo in honor of the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings, a swearing-in ceremony for new members of the armed forces, a flyover by volunteers in antique planes and more.
-- Photos from the race and video from the Final Stretch Cam: http://ch7ne.ws/FinalStretchCam
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