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New York Mini 10K (women only)

The great Mary Keitany of Kenya was in a class by herself at the Oakley New York Mini 10K (women only) in New York’s Central Park, Sat., June 13, as she led from gun to finish to win by a minute and 15 seconds in a superb 31:15 … on a hot day no less!

The 5’2”, 93-pound Keitany, who’s 33 and has a glorious list of running accomplishments (including second fastest ever in the half-marathon, 1:05:50, and third fastest ever in the marathon, 2:18:37), set a torrid pace from the beginning on Saturday.

She had a 15-second gap on the field at five kilometers, then her lead just grew all the way to the finish line as the pace and the heat took their toll on her pursuers.

Her impressive victory led a Kenyan sweep of the top three positions in New York as Betsy Saina, 26, finished second in 32:30, and the veteran Edna Kiplagat, 35, was third in 32:39.

Diane Nukuri, 30, of Burundi finished fourth in 32:47, Etaferahu Temesgen, 25, of Ethiopia was fifth in 32:50, and Brianne Nelson, 34, of Golden, Colo., sixth in 33:07, the first American.

This race, now in its 44th year and commonly promoted as “A Celebration of Women in Running,” was particularly tough on the nearly 8000 competitors this year due to a combination of heat, humidity and wind. The temperature was nearly 80 degrees with 56 percent humidity and 10 mile-per-hour winds.

“It was hot, very hot,” Keitany said, wiping sweat from her brow, after the finish in Central Park, although she obviously handled the heat well.

The runner-up, Betsy Saina, who had never raced a 10K in Central Park before, explained that due to the heat the second 5K was harder than the first.

 “It was challenging,” Saina said, but she added, “It was an honor to run with these women. And the crowds helped a lot.”

As the first-ever road race exclusively for female participants, the “Mini” has a loyal cadre of followers who feel an almost religious devotion to an event that has come to symbolize the journey of women’s running from obscurity to dominance.

Division Clock Time Name Age State/Country
Overall Female Winner 31:15 Mary Keitany 33 Kenya
2nd Female Finisher 32:30 Betsy Saina 26 Kenya
3rd Female Finisher 32:39 Edna Kiplagat 35 Kenya
4th Female Finisher 32:47 Diane Nukuri 30 Burundi
5th Female Finisher 32:50 Etaferahu Temesgen 25 Ethiopia
6th Female Finisher 33:07 Brianne Nelson 34 Golden, CO
7th Female Finisher 33:21 Gladys Tejeda 29 Peru
8th Female Finisher 33:24 Mary Cullen 32 Canada
9th Female Finisher 33:30 Natasha Wodak 33 Canada
10th Female Finisher 33:31 Blake Russell 15 Pacific Grove, CA

2015 Age-Group Winning Times · 2015 Results · 2014 Results · 2013 Results · 2012 Results · 2011 Results

Division Chip Time Name State/Country Age Age-Graded
1st Women 40-49 39:24 Jennifer St. Jean Darien, CT 40 79.57
2nd Women 40-49 40:23 Catherine Wolden Pound Ridge, NY 43 79.24
3rd Women 40-49 41:49 Kim Martineau New York, NY 42 75.97
1st Women 50-59 40:43 Sarah Harney New York, NY 52 86.53
2nd Women 50-59 43:32 Gordon Bakoulis New York, NY 54 83.04
3rd Women 50-59 44:09 Suzanne LaBurt Greenwood Lake, NY 52 79.80
1st Women 60-69 43:09 Sharon Vos Greenwich, CT 60 90.85
2nd Women 60-69 47:30 Barbara Byrne Staten Island, NY 63 86.18
3rd Women 60-69 55:43 Patricia Kutner Fiume River Vale, NY 60 70.36
1st Women 70+ 1:01:43 Laurie Baker New York, NY 71 75.16
2nd Women 70+ 1:04:21 Yue Qin Fu New York, NY 74 75.89
3rd Women 70+ 1:07:23 Marsha Henkin Yonkers, NY 70 67.72

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At A Glance
Best Road Races
LocationManhattan, NY
Race Distance10K
Race Date 2016June 14, 2016
  Race Date 2015  June 13, 2015
  Race Date 2014  June 14, 2014
  Race Date 2013  June 8, 2013
  Race Date 2012  June 9, 2012
  Race Date 2011  June 11, 2011
2015 Total Finishers7,885
Age Group Awards5 Year
Entry Fee45.00
Online RegistrationUSATF Certified

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