Kenya’s Monicah Ngige was took top honors at the 6th edition of the Pittsburgh 10 Miler that was held on Sunday (4) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Ngige, Gotytom Gebreslase and Vicoty Chepngeno set a quick pace for the first half of the race.
The 25 year-old, who finished third, last year, took the lead at Mile 5 with a 15-second lead over Gebreslase. At each mile, she was able to increase her lead, finishing in 52:06 – almost a minute faster than Gebreslase, who crossed the line in 53:04.
“My training was going well, and I was looking forward to this race,” Ngige said. “I liked the new course. It was faster than last year.”
Chepngeno closed the first three podium finishes in 53:22. Kellyn Taylor, who finished fourth, was the top American with a time of 53:52.
The 2018 course was similar to years past, but for the first time in the history of the race, participants ran past two of Pittsburgh’s iconic sports stadiums – Heinz Field and PNC Park.
- Monicah Ngige (KEN) 52:06
- Gotytom Gebreslase (ETH) 53:04
- Vicoty Chepngeno (KEN) 53:22
- Kellyn Taylor (USA) 53:52
- Maegan Krifchin (USA) 55:02