Kenya’s Mary Keitany proved yet again that she is still best as she defended her title at the 47th edition of the New York 10km Race that was held on Saturday (9) in New York, United States.
The 36 year-old finished a disappointing fifth in London Marathon in a time of 2:24.27 after leading for the better part of the race as compatriot Vivian Cheruiyot zoomed past to clinch the title.
The world record holder fought off a field that included the 2018 Paris Marathon winner Betsy Saina,former Kenyan now American citizen, Alphine Tuliamuk and long distance runner Molly Huddle who is also from American.
Keitany’s main target was to win the fourth title and also try to lower the course record of 30:28.06 that was set in 2002 by Paula Radcliff of Great Britain.
The Kenyan missed the course record by thirty one second to cut the tape in 30:59.
She was followed by US based Kenyan athlete Tuliamuk who crossed the line in 32:08 and was followed bu Huddle who closed the podium three in 32:25.
Betsy finished fourth placed in 32:33.
- Mary Keitany (KEN) 30:59
- Alphine Tuliamuk (USA) 32:08
- Molly Huddle (USA) 32:25
- Betsy Saina (KEN) 32:33