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World's Best 10k

Kenyan runners dominated both the men’s and women’s races in the World’s Best 10K in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Sun., Feb. 23.

Bidan Kardki Muchiri, 23, led a Kenyan sweep of the top six positions in the men’s race as he ran 28:35. Vincent Chepkok, 25, was second in 28:46, Kenneth Kipkemdi, 29, third in 28:51, Paul Tanui, 23, fourth in 28:51, John Kipkoech, 22, fifth in 28:59 and Birham Nebedew, 24, sixth in 29:04. 

Kenyans also finished 1-2-3 in the women’s race – the top three finishing in rapid succession within a time span of only seven seconds!

Mary Wagera, 41, won in a time of 32:06, Gladys Cherono, 30, was second in 32:09 and Linet Masai, 29, finished third in 32:13.

There was $20,000 in prize money on the line in San Juan, and this truly big-time race – with a name like that it would have to be! – had 10,715 finishers (6, 241 men, 4, 474 women). And maybe you thought there weren’t many runners in Puerto Rico?

 

The World's Best 10K is no longer just a race, it has become an entire weekend of events for all participants to enjoy with family and friends. Among the different weekend activities are: the Fitness Festival, Duathlon, Scotiabank Kids Mini Race and more.

2014 Race Winners · 2013 Results · 2012 Results · 2011 Results

Division Clock Time Name Age State/Country
Overall Male Winner 28:35 Bidan Kardki Muchiri 23 Kenya
2nd Male Finisher 28:46 Vinceni Chepkok 25 Kenya
3rd Male Finisher 28:51 Kenneth Kipkemdi 29 Kenya
4th Male Finisher 28:51 Paul Tanui 23 Kenya
5th Male Finisher 28:59 John Kipkoech 22 Kenya
6th Male Finisher 29:04 Birham Nebebew 24 Kenya
7th Male Finisher 29:18 Timothy Toroltich 22 Uganda
8th Male Finisher 29:21 Daniel Salel 23 Kenya
9th Male Finisher 29:21 Imane Merga 25 Ethopia
10th Male Finisher 29:36 Wilson Chebet Kwambai 28 Kenya
Overall Female Winner 32:06 Mary Wagera 41 Kenya
2nd Female Finisher 32:09 Gladys Cherono 30 Kenya
3rd Female Finisher 32:13 Linet Masai 29 Kenya
4th Female Finisher 32:24 Belaynesh Oljira 32 Ethopia
5th Female Finisher 32:32 Joyce Chepkirui 26 Kenya
6th Female Finisher 32:38 Chebet Emiy 37 Kenya
7th Female Finisher 32:58 Betsy Saina 50 Iowa
8th Female Finisher 33:06 Sentayehu Ejigu 28 Ethopia
9th Female Finisher 33:14 Sally Kipyego 48 Kenya
10th Female Finisher 33:17 Risper Gesabwa Biyaki 36 Kenya

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

Division Chip Time Name State/Country Age Age-Graded
1st Men 40-49 34:36 Julio Garcia Carrasquillo Puerto Rico 44 84.63
2nd Men 40-49 36:13 Juan Serrano Davila Puerto Rico 48 83.43
3rd Men 40-49 38:10 Jesus Pinero Puerto Rico 47 78.52
1st Men 50-59 42:56 Harry Lopez Perez Puerto RIco 50 71.51
2nd Men 50-59 44:34 Richard De Jesus Puerto Rico 50 68.89
3rd Men 50-59 45:13 Jose Velez Mattei Puerto Rico 50 67.90
1st Men 60-69 37:51 Jorge Ortiz Rivera Puerto Rico 60 88.20
2nd Men 60-69 40:06 Carlos Castro Garcia Puerto Rico 60 83.25
3rd Men 60-69 44:47 Neftali Sanchez Puerto Rico 65 77.97
1st Men 70+ 50:03 Neftali Robles Puerto Rico 70 73.29
2nd Men 70+ 1:01:03 Angel Rodriguez Castellano Puerto Rico 70 60.09
3rd Men 70+ 1:09:15 Juan Rivera Reyes Puerto RIco 71 53.62
1st Women 40-49 38:36 Maria Morales Puerto Rico 40 81.22
2nd Women 40-49 43:28 Irza Bigas Melendez Puerto Rico 40 72.12
3rd Women 40-49 44:51 Irasema Melendez Puerto Rico 41 70.31
1st Women 50-59 43:53 Monica Larson Puerto Rico 57 85.72
2nd Women 50-59 50:57 Ramonita Ortiz Santiago Puerto Rico 54 70.95
3rd Women 50-59 52:51 Dina Cochi Puerto RIco 54 68.40
1st Women 60-69 53:31 Mirna Rosa Riveria Puerto Rico 62 75.37
2nd Women 60-69 54:30 Norma Ponce Velez Puerto RIco 62 74.01
3rd Women 60-69 57:38 Siria Puella Paulino Puerto Rico 63 71.02
1st Women 70+ 1:08:44 Adriana Hernandez Acevedo Puerto Rico 75 72.31
2nd Women 70+ 1:13:07 Rosario Iglesias Caballero Puerto Rico 73 65.63
3rd Women 70+ 1:13:27 Edith Jones New York, NY 74 66.49

Prize Money Breakdown

Prize Money Awards (Men & Women Combined) Amount
Total Prize Money$20,000
Additional Special Prizes 
World Record Prize Money$100,000
Special Prize Money$20,000

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At A Glance
Best Road Races
LocationSan Juan, Puerto Rico
Race Distance10k
Race Date 2015January 22, 2015
  Race Date 2014  February 23, 2014
  Race Date 2013  February 24, 2013
  Race Date 2012  February 26, 2012
  Race Date 2011  February 26, 2011
Start Time5:25 PM
Years Running15
Entrant Cap15,000
2014 Total Finishers10,715
  Men  6,241
  Women  4,474
Total Prize Money$20,000
World Record Prize Money $100,000
Special Prize Money $20,000
Age Group Awards5 Year
ExpoYes
Entry Fee35.00
 
Advance RegistrationOnline Registration
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