Moderate temperatures in the lower 60’s and a light breeze, accompanied by plenty of sunshine met over 800 runners that toed the start line in Saturday’s 40th Annual running of the Coke 10K.

The 2020 event was run virtually, keeping the current streak alive.

Race director Mona Lisa Grady summed it up in one word.

“Awesome,” she said. “The weather was perfect, the runners all had a great time and every detail seems to have come off without any issues.”

One older runner fell just before crossing the finish line but was helped by nearby paramedics, returned to his feet and crossed the finish line.

Such is the spirit of the Coke 10K.

The top overall male finisher, in a time of 33:04, was Josh Whitehead from Madison, Ala. while Emma Love from Memphis was the top overall female finisher, finishing in 40:24.

The win was the first for Love in Corinth and the second for Whitehead, who won the event in 2012.

Check Tuesday’s Daily Corinthian print and online edition for complete stories and expanded photo’s from the 2021 Corinth Coke 10K, the largest footrace in Mississippi.

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