Australian Patrick Tiernan pulled away from the field to win the Elite Division in the 2022 Quad-City Times Bix 7 race in downtown Davenport. 

Tiernan is a two-time Olympian, competing in the 2016 and 2020 Games.

“The course is fantastic — people on every step of it, which is fantastic,” Tiernan said after the race. “It’s just a fantastic atmosphere.”

Tiernan edged 3-time champion Leonard Korir to win with an unofficial time of 32:32.

Korir, who won in 2013, 2015 and 2021, finished nine seconds behind, but might get a rematch if he returns next year: Tiernan said he definitely wants to run the Bix again.

Fiona O’Keeffe won the Women’s Elite Division with an unofficial time of 35:58.

More than 5,200 runners took the call to start at the corner of Brady and 4th in downtown Davenport on a perfect Saturday morning for a run. 

The start sent Bix 7 runners up the Brady Street hill before winding through the 7 mile course with the finish line at 3rd and LeClaire.   

The cool weather helped make everyone who participated victorious.

Here are some scenes captured along the route:

A Bix 7 wouldn’t be complete without a Palmer spine in the field:

And multiple Marilyns:

The start of the race with runners coming up Brady Street hill.

Near the starting line of the 2022 Bix 7 road race. (Pat Baldwin, OurQuadCities.com)

At the finish line:

Near the finish line of the 2022 Bix 7 road race. (Pat Baldwin, OurQuadCities.com)