A 21-year-old from Ethiopia won the 35th annual Cooper River Bridge Run Saturday.

Solomon Deksisa crossed the finish line with a time of 29:37.

The womenís winner was 33-year-old Janet Cherobon-Bawcom of Rome, Ga., with a time of 33:01.

The race started nearly an hour late because of delays transporting runners from Charleston to Mount Pleasant.

It was one of the more bizarre days in the raceís 35-year history. The 10K race began in 1978 and is the sixth-largest road race in the country.

Bridge Run officials capped this yearís race at 43,000 participants, including runners and walkers. Thatís up from 40,0000 last year, and from 766 finishers in the raceís first year in 1978

Complete Bridge Run results will be available on www.postandcourier.com, and in the print edition of the Sunday Post and Courier.