ATLANTA -- Men's elite wheelchair division racer Daniel Romanchuk broke the AJC Peachtree Road Race record.
He finished the race with the official time of 18:11, which is 27 seconds faster than the record set by Saul Mendoza of Mexico in 2004. Mendoza's record was 18:38.
Romanchuck also broke his personal record of 18:40. This is his fourth Peachtree.
Because the Peachtree is celebrating its 50th, the Atlanta Track Club is awarding a $50,000 bonus to anyone who breaks a course record. That amount is unheard of in the running world.
The elite women's wheelchair race also had a record broken a record with 21:28 by Manuela Schar of Switzerland.
She broke the 22:09 record set by Edith Hunkeler in 2009.
More on her record-breaking win, here.