Cape Elizabeth hosts 6,500 runners for 18th TD Beach to Beacon 10K

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A pack of elite runners leads about 6,500 Beach to Beacon participants from the starting line Saturday, Aug. 1, in Cape Elizabeth.

Stephen Koskei Kibet, 28, of Kenya, crosses the finish line with a time of 28:28.2 Saturday during the 18th annual TD Beach to Beacon 10K. Kibet has been in the top three in previous years, but this was his first win.

First-place female runner Wude Ayalew, left, 28, of Ethiopia, receives laurels from Beach to Beacon founder Joan Benoit Samuelson during an awards ceremony Saturday, Aug. 1, after the 18th anual running of the race in Cape Elizabeth.

Cape Elizabeth resident Pete Bottomley, 53, receives a high-five at the finish line after placing 101st Saturday during the 18th annual TD Beach to Beacon 10K.

Former Maine resident Will Geoghegan, 23, of Eugene, Oregon, keeps pace with eventual winner Stephen Koskei Kibet, right, Saturday during the early stages of the 18th annual TD Beach to Beacon 10K in Cape Elizabeth.

David McGillivray, race director of the TD Beacon to Beacon 10K, kicks off the awards ceremony Saturday, Aug. 1 at Fort Williams Park.

Frank Adipietro, 57, of Shelter Island, New York, receives a thumbs up from Beach to Beacon founder Joan Benoit Samuelson at the finish line Saturday during the 18th running of the annual 10K race.

Portland resident Frank Femia, 40, adds a touch of patriotic flair to the start of the 18th annual TD Beach to Beacon 10K on Saturday, Aug. 1, in Cape Elizabeth.

The top five finishers of the 18th annual TD Beach to Beacon run in a row Saturday, Aug. 1, midway through the 10K race. 

Tracy Burton, 35, of Dover, New Hampshire, beams at the finish of the 18th annual TD Beach to Beacon 10K on Saturday, Aug. 1, in Cape Elizabeth.

Dottie Gray, 90, of Kirkwood, Missouri, wins her fifth consecutive award for being the oldest runner to complete the TD Beach to Beacon 10K. During a brief acceptance speech, Gray, whose daughter lives in Cape Elizabeth, announced that this was her final Beach to Beacon race.

Youth volunteers from Auburn’s Good Shepherd Food Bank hold flags during the awards ceremony after the 18th running of the TD Beach to Beacon 10K. The food bank was this year’s beneficiary of a charitable donation.

The top five finishers of the 18th annual TD Beach to Beacon 10K run through downtown Cape Elizabeth on Saturday, Aug. 1.

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