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New York 10k

The top three men in this highly competitive race on Saturday, Oct. 12 in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park all dipped under 29:30 as they finished within a few yards of each other.

Talk about close! Diriba Yigezu, 25, of New York City won in 29:28, with Stephen Furst, 28, of Raleigh, N.C., finishing second in the same time. Michael Fout, 23, of Syracuse, N.Y., finished third in 29:29.

It wasn’t nearly as dramatic in the women’s race as the winner finished with a 31-second margin.

Kerri Gallagher, 24, of Arlington, Va., won in 33:50.  Askale Merachi, 26, of Briar Cliff Manor, N.Y., was the runnerup in 34:21. Finishing third in 34:50 was Meseret Ali Basa, 24, of New York City.


Participants will both start and finish in The Nethermead of Prospect. The 10k course will highlight many of Prospect Park’s gorgeous scenery, including the colorful fall foliage that lines the course. This festive course will be perfect for those training for a half or full marathon, or runners looking to accomplish a 10k in perfect fall running weather.

2013 Race Winners · 2012 Results · 2011 Results

Division Clock Time Name Age State/Country
Overall Male Winner 29:28 Diriba Yigezu 25 New York, NY US
2nd Male Finisher 29:28 Stephen Furst 28 Raleigh, NC US
3rd Male Finisher 29:29 Michael Fout 23 Syracuse, NY US
4th Male Finisher 29:45 Mengbtu Nebsi 23 Syracuse, NY US
5th Male Finisher 29:46 Haile Tegegn Mengesha 27 New York, NY US
6th Male Finisher 29:51 Ayele Megersa Feisa 25 New York, NY US
7th Male Finisher 30:04 Chris Kwiatkowski 24 Washington D.C.
8th Male Finisher 30:09 Girma Bekele Gebre
9th Male Finisher 30:25 Demesse Terefe 30 New York, NY US
10th Male Finisher 30:31 Abiyot Endale 27 Bronx, NY US
Overall Female Winner 33:50 Kerri Gallagher 24 Arlington, VA US
2nd Female Finisher 34:21 Askale Merachi 26 Briar Cliff Manor, NY US
3rd Female Finisher 34:50 Meseret Ali Basa 24 New York, NY US
4th Female Finisher 35:57 Belaynesh Fikadu 26 Bronx, NY US
5th Female Finisher 36:06 Tigist Demisse 26 Bronx, NY US
6th Female Finisher 36:59 Harriott Kelly 26 New York, NY US
7th Female Finisher 41:11 Becky Brinkenhoff 24 New York, NY US
8th Female Finisher 41:37 Trillion Clarke 31 New York, NY US
9th Female Finisher 41:52 Polly Levi 23 Sunnyside, NY US
10th Female Finisher 42:48 Ashley Lyddane 29 New York, NY US

2013 Age-Group Winning Times · 2012 Results · 2011 Results

Division Chip Time Name State/Country Age Age-Graded
1st Men 40-49 35:56 Tonnie Stouten Netherlands 48 84.09
2nd Men 40-49 39:11 Andre Portilho Brazil 42 73.59
3rd Men 40-49 39:12 Chris Sina-Jessiman Brooklyn, NY 40 72.49
1st Men 50-59 39:28 Benjamine Reeves McMahons Point, NY 50 77.79
2nd Men 50-59 42:20 Kevin Lumpkin Philadelphia, PA 52 73.70
3rd Men 50-59 42:45 Alec Rainsby Brooklyn, NY 52 72.98
1st Men 60-69 49:55 Alejandro Figueroa Bradenton, FL 62 68.08
2nd Men 60-69 52:50 Michael Koplin Brooklyn, NY 66 66.69
3rd Men 60-69 53:30 Rodney Logan Hamilton, NY 60 62.40
1st Men 70+ 54:00 Marshall Forman Colts Neck, NJ 70 67.93
2nd Men 70+ 59:08 Joseph Viola Ocean, NJ 71 62.80
3rd Men 70+ 1:07:47 Barrie Siddons 73 56.33
1st Women 40-49 46:16 Mie Sawada New York, NY 41 68.16
2nd Women 40-49 48:35 Carmen Keusen New York, NY 49 69.85
3rd Women 40-49 49:04 Alla Mesh Brooklyn, NY 47 67.63
1st Women 50-59 49:53 Joanne Mallillin Carson, CA 50 68.89
2nd Women 50-59 50:34 Joan Woodis Leesburg, VA 55 72.41
3rd Women 50-59 50:51 Karen Good Harrisburg, PA 53 70.17
1st Women 60-69 52:40 Naleke Evers Netherlands 61 75.51
2nd Women 60-69 56:13 Debbie Kellogg Fort Collins, CO 65 75.01
3rd Women 60-69 58:13 Sandra Went-David Hempstead, NY 60 67.33
1st Women 70+ 1:09:17 Carol Viola Ocean, NJ 70 65.86
2nd Women 70+ 1:17:04 Elena Dure Flushing, NY 76 65.66

Prize Money Breakdown

Prize Money Awards (Men & Women Combined) Amount
Total Prize Money$4,800
Additional Special Prizes 
Special Prize Money$4,800

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At A Glance
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LocationNew York, New York
Race Distance10K
Race Date 2014October 11, 2014*
  Race Date 2013  October 12, 2013
  Race Date 2012  October 13, 2012
  Race Date 2011  October 22, 2011
Years Running3
2013 Total Finishers4,124
  Men  1,402
  Women  2,722
Total Prize Money$4,800
Special Prize Money $4,800
Age Group Awards5 Year
Entry Fee55.00
Race ResultsLink to Results
Advance RegistrationOnline Registration
USATF Certified

Best Road Races Course Rating: Fast

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