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When The Louisville Triple Crown of Running and the Kentucky Derby Festival mini/Marathon parted ways in June 2003, an even better (if unofficial) series was born. Think of it as The Grand Slam of Running, if you will, and follow all of's premier coverage here.

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April 28, 2007

Kentucky Derby Festival event nearly 10,000 strong

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     The Kentucky Derby Festival races had record numbers, five individual winners, and two notable runners-up on Saturday.

     Of the 11,269 people who registered for the event, 9,339 started on Southern Parkway. Both totals far surpassed the records established last year, when 8,655 registered.

     Matt Downin repeated as the men's winner in the miniMarathon, and Cincinnati resident PJ Ball was the women's winner in the miniMarathon. Read the full story here.

     In the Marathon, Onesmus Nyerere won the men's division, ending Charles Njeru Kamindo's four-year run; former Louisville resident Eileen Combs won the women's division; and Medina, Ohio, resident Jeff Fisher won the wheelchair division. But Kamindo and Louisville Triple Crown of Running champion Jamie King-O'Shea had no reason to be disappointed with second place. Read the full story here.

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Follow the progress of Alan Tobin, Amanda Tolle, and Shawn Wilson in Going the Distance as each tries to complete the Anthem 5K Fitness Classic, the Rodes City Run 10K, the Papa John's 10 Miler, and the Kentucky Derby Festival mini/Marathon.

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