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Officials unveil design for 2018 Cooper River Bridge Run

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CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -

Officials unveiled the design for the 41st annual Cooper River Bridge Run.

The 2018 bridge run artwork is designed by artist Bill Waitzman which was inspired by the view of the bridge from Shem Creek. 

According to officials, there were 43 eligible designs submitted this year.

"In late July, more than 10,000 people voted in the 'People’s Choice' survey, where Waitzman’s silkscreen print was first noticed, a subtle bow to the Lowcountry," officials said. "Considered among the top 10 designs at a private judging, the print was ultimately chosen as the official 2018 winner."

Waitzman, from Mount Vernon, New York, will receive $1,000, 100 posters, 24 t-shirts, and "the recognition of being part of this world-renowned 10K race."

The bridge run is set for Saturday, April 7.

This past April, Kenyan-born Shadrack Kipchirchir and Monicah Ngige won the 40th Annual Cooper River Bridge Run.

Kipchirchir, 28, is an American distance runner who lives in Colorado Springs and represented the U.S. at the 2016 Olympics in the 10K.

He defeated hopes of a three-peat for runner Dominic Ondoro, who won the 2015 and 2016 races. Ondoro came in third place this year.

Monicah Ngige won her second consecutive Bridge Run.

Ngige, 23, from Kenya, finished the race with a time of 32:40. She won the 2016 race and came in third place in the 2015 Cooper River Bridge Run.

James Senbeta, 30, of Champaign, Illinois, won the wheelchair division. 

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