10-Mile Run Kicks Off Final Day of Cherry Blossom Festival

WASHINGTON – Sunday marked the last day of the National Cherry Blossom Festival, which brought hundreds of runners to Capitol Hill for the annual 10-mile run.

It was the first time in a few years that D.C.’s cherry blossoms were at peak bloom for the Cherry Blossom Festival Ten Mile Run.

Stephen Sambu took the top spot for men’s time, while Mary Wacera won had the best time among women in the race.

“Feels good to be the winner here. It’s my first time here and I won, so I’m very happy,” Wacera said.

“It’s hard to take in all the scenery when you’re hurting halfway through the race, but definitely was an awesome run with the cherry blossoms at their peak,” another runner told WNEW’s Cameron Thompson.

WNEW’s Cameron Thompson contributed to this report. Follow him and WNEW on Twitter.

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