Saturday June 11th, 2016
Distance: 10K · Women Only Race
Join us for the NYRR New York Mini 10K, a race just for women. This race was made for you! It’s the world’s original women-only road race, founded in 1972 and named for the miniskirt, and it empowers women of all ages and fitness levels to be active and to look and feel great on the run. Every woman who registers for the race will receive a special performance shirt at number pickup, and every finisher will receive a medal.
The NYRR New York Mini 10K run is organized by the New York Road Runners,whose road races and other fitness programs draw upwards of 300,000 runners annually. The Mini has been on the NYRR annual calendar since 1972. This year marks the 44th running. The event has been a model for women’s road races around the world. It has attracted Olympians, World Champions, and world record holders and has been the site of several world-best performances.
|2nd Female||32:14||Aliphine Tuliamuk||27||New Mexico|
|3rd Female||32:18||Diane Nukuri||31||Flagstaff, NM|
|4th Female||32:41||Kim Smith||34||Providence RI|
|F 40-49||38:35||Fiona Bayly||48||New York, NY|
|F 50-59||39:17||Mary Zengo||50||Wilton, CT|
|F 60-69||44:18||Sharon Vos||61||Gold Greenwich, CT|
Kenya’s Jemima Sumgong took the tape in 31:26 at the 45th edition of the NYRR New York Mini 10K on Saturday, June 11, leading a group of 17 Rio-bound Olympic marathoners and a record-number 8,833 finishers through the historic Central Park course.
Sumgong, the reigning Virgin Money London Marathon champion, was neck-and-neck with American Aliphine Tuliamuk for the first half of the course before breaking from the pack after the 5K mark to win in her event debut. Tuliamuk finished second in 32:14, and Burundi’s Diane Nukuri was third in 32:18.
“It was very difficult because the field was so strong,” Sumgong said. “But I was happy because it was my first time at the NYRR New York Mini 10K, and to finish in first place was the best thing I could ask for.”
Tuliamuk, who was born in Kenya and just became a U.S. citizen on April 29, showed promise with her second-place finish with less than a month to go before she competes in the 10,000 meters at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials.
“Right around three miles, I realized Jemima was very strong, and she was going up the hill like a machine,” Tuliamuk said. “I just made sure at that point that nobody was coming up after me so that I could come in second.”
Third place marked the highest finish ever for Nukuri on the course, who was racing the event for the seventh time.
Americans Brianne Nelson (33:02) and Desiree Linden (33:17) finished fifth and sixth, respectively, while Beverly Ramos (33:17) broke her own Puerto Rican 10K road record with a seventh-place result.
Founded by NYRR in 1972, the NYRR New York Mini 10K got its name when race founder Fred Lebow convinced the sponsor to support a six-mile “mini” marathon—named for the miniskirt—rather than a full marathon. It was the world’s first road race exclusively for women, and had 72 finishers.