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World's Best 10k

The auspiciously named World’s Best 10K in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Sun., March 1, featured very close finishes as Sammy Kitwara, 28, of Kenya and Belaynesha Oljira, 24, of Ethiopia each won by a second!

Kenyans actually swept the top four places in the men’s race as Kitwara edged his countryman John Mganui, who’s 26 years old, 28:51 to 28:52, with Stephen Sambu, also 26, finishing third and Julius Kogo, 29, fourth as they were both given the same time – 28:56.

Thus the top four finished within five seconds of each other, all under 29 minutes. That’s competitive road racing at its best! 

The first American to finish was Ben True, 29, of Hanover, N.H., who was sixth in 29:19.

Ethiopia’s Belaynesha Oljira had Cynthia Jerothia, 25, of Kenya breathing down her neck at the finish of the women’s race as they clocked 31:57 and 31:58 respectively.

Another Kenyan, Betsy Saina, 26, who’s based in Denver, Colo., finished third in 32:07.

Setyaiju Ejigu, 29, of Ethiopia was fourth in 32:26, and Gemma Steel, 29, of England fifth in 32:52.

Beverly Ramos, 25, of Puerto Rico broke through the foreign legion in the women’s race to finish ninth in 33:50.

It takes a heap of good running to live up to a name like World’s Best 10K, and on this occasion the racing lived up to the name. There were 9,488 finishers in this year’s race.

 

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.

Division Clock Time Name Age State/Country
Overall Male Winner 28:51 Sammy Kirop Kitwara 28 Kenya
2nd Male Finisher 28:52 John Nzau Mganui 26 Kenya
3rd Male Finisher 28:56 Stephen Sambu 26 Kenya
4th Male Finisher 28:56 Jullus Kogo 29 Kenya
5th Male Finisher 29:06 Moses Kipsiro 28 Uganda
6th Male Finisher 29:19 Ben True 29 Hanover, NH
7th Male Finisher 29:22 Paul Kipngetich Tanui 24 Kenya
8th Male Finisher 29:22 Don Cabral 25 Annadale, CT
9th Male Finisher 29:24 Yenew Alinerew 24 Ethiopia
10th Male Finisher 29:36 Leonard Korir 28 Kenyua
Overall Female Winner 31:57 Belaynesha Oljira 24 Ethiopia
2nd Female Finisher 31:58 Cynthia Jerothia 25 Kenya
3rd Female Finisher 32:07 Betsy Saina 26 Denver, CO
4th Female Finisher 32:26 Setyaiju Ejigu 24 Ethiopia
5th Female Finisher 32:52 Gemma Steel 29 England
6th Female Finisher 32:59 Wude Yimer 27 Ethiopia
7th Female Finisher 33:08 Mary Wacer 26 Kenya
8th Female Finisher 33:23 Vivian Cheruiyot 31 Kenya
9th Female Finisher 33:50 Beverly Ramos 25 Puerto Rico
10th Female Finisher 34:02 Risper Gebsawa 26 Kenya

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 Men 40-49 32:05 Luiz Rivera Puerto Rico 42 89.87
2nd Men 40-49 33:15 Edwin Torres Puerto Rico 40 85.46
3rd Men 40-49 35:05 Heriberto Torres Riveria Puerto Rico 44 83.47
1st Men 50-59 35:28 Roberto Ramos Rosario Puerto Rico 56 90.93
2nd Men 50-59 35:50 Cesar Caballo Puerto Rico 55 89.26
3rd Men 50-59 36:16 Maximo Ortix Puerto Rico 53 86.72
1st Men 60-69 38:00 Victor Pagan Puerto Rico 60 87.85
2nd Men 60-69 40:43 Onix Omar Soto Puerto Rico 68 88.17
3rd Men 60-69 42:21 Jose Hernandes Abrjio Puerto Rico 60 78.83
1st Men 70+ 44:32 Angel Martinez Puerto Rico 70 82.37
2nd Men 70+ 44:38 Jose Ortiz Puerto Rico 71 83.20
3rd Men 70+ 53:23 Abraham Torres Puerto Rico 73 71.53
1st Women 40-49 43:53 Maria Beltran Cabrera Puerto Rico 46 74.86
2nd Women 40-49 45:01 Irsma Melendez Puerto Rico 42 70.57
3rd Women 40-49 46:25 Nancy Ortiz Puerto Rico 49 73.11
1st Women 50-59 41:54 Maria Negron Puerto Rico 57 89.78
2nd Women 50-59 42:23 Migdalia Torres Lopez Puerto Rico 55 86.39
3rd Women 50-59 43:28 Monica Larson Puerto Rico 58 87.73
1st Women 60-69 43:35 Dori Isabel Perez Puerto Rico 60 89.94
2nd Women 60-69 51:04 Ilka Rodriguez Puerto Rico 60 76.76
3rd Women 60-69 51:14 Maria Figeuora Puerto Rico 64 81.07
1st Women 70+ 52:38 Linda Daily Puerto Rico 75 94.43

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 2016February 28, 2016
  Race Date 2015  March 1, 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
Years Running17
Entrant Cap15,000
2015 Total Finishers9,488
Total Prize Money$20,000
World Record Prize Money $100,000
Special Prize Money $20,000
Age Group Awards5 Year
ExpoYes
Entry Fee35.00
 
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