Ondoro claims 2nd consecutive Bridge Run victory; Senbata wins wheelchair race


Dominic Ondoro of Kenya won his second consecutive Cooper River Bridge Run on Saturday, just edging out second place finisher Tsegaye Getachew from Ethiopia, with a time of 29:00:08. Getachew's final time was 29:00:53.

The winner of the women's race was Kenyan Monicah Wanjuhi Ngige, who finished with a time of 32:55. She just edged out Ethiopia's Etaferahu Temesgen, who finished with a time of 33:02.

American Bobby Mack finished 14th, and was the 1st American to cross the finish line, with a time of 30:23. Three American women finished in the Top 10:Janet Cherobon-Bawcom, Lindsey Scherf, and Lauren Gross placed 6th, 7th, and 10th respectively.

Caitlin Batten, finishing in 37:40, and Mackenzie Johnston, finishing in 33:55, are the Newberry Award winners.

The first paraplegic person to cross the finish line Saturday was Marka Rodgers, who was paralyzed from the shoulders down after a 2012 car accident. She was told she'd never walk again, but thanks to technology and a lot of perseverance she completed the race in just over two hours.

James Senbata claimed his first victory in Charleston's Cooper River Bridge Run wheelchair race Saturday morning, clocking in with a 25:30 time, according to race officials.

Senbata said after the race he was happy to keep a win streak going, but he's looking ahead to bigger races still looming this spring.

"I have a short 5K tomorrow, but the ultimate thing is to prepare for the Boston Marathon and the London Marathon later this month," Senbata said.

Shortly after the first of the wheelchair racers crossed the finish line, the elite runners lined up in Mount Pleasant to begin the first of many waves of runners.

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