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First Bluegrass 10,000, 1977

Posted on July 4, 2016 | in Uncategorized | by
Runners made their way along Vine Street in the inaugural 4th of July footrace which would become known as the Bluegrass 10,000 on July 4, 1977. Swag Hartel of Louisville won the race in a time of 31 minutes, 36 seconds. The Lexington Herald reported that despite the heat, 83 degrees, all 465 runners finished the race. The race started at 4pm. This year's, the 40th run, starts this morning at 7:30am. Photo by Ron Garrison | Staff

Runners made their way along Vine Street in the inaugural Fourth of July 10,000-meter race, which would become known as the Bluegrass 10,000, on July 4, 1977. Swag Hartel of Louisville won the race in a time of 31 minutes, 36 seconds. The Lexington Herald reported that despite the heat, 83 degrees, all 465 runners finished the race. The race started at 4 p.m. This year, the 40th Bluegrass 10,000 starts at 7:30 a.m. Monday. Photo by Ron Garrison | Staff

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