Kenya’s Mary Wacera took top honors at t5he 8th edition of the B.A.A. 10K race that was held on Sunday (24) in Boston.
The 29 year-old faced one of the strongest fields in its eight-year history, bringing together Boston Marathon champions, Olympians, and global medalists on the roads of Boston.
Des Linden returns to the roads of Boston for her B.A.A. 10K debut. Linden became the first American woman since 1985 to win the open division at the Boston Marathon. A two-time Olympian, Linden will look to become the first woman to win both the Boston Marathon and the B.A.A. 10K in the same year since 2011. In addition to Linden, Buzunesh Deba, and Caroline Rotich and 2018 Paris Marathon women champion Betsy Saina was also on start line up.
Other notable figures are Ethiopians Mamitu Daska, two-time B.A.A. 5K winner Buze Diriba were also aiming for a first B.A.A. 10K crown.
Olympic silver medalist Sally Kipyego, and road racing ace Lineth Chepkurui were also on the battle front.
Wacera maintained her calm as she also faced stiff challenge but manage to give a powerful kick that enabled her her to out run Rotich cutting the tape in 31:55 with Rotcih crossing the line two seconds later to take second place.
Ethiopian Daska closed the top three podium finish in 31:59.
Diriba and Monicah Ngige took fourth and fifth place in 32:09 and 32:30.
Saina and Kipyego finished distant seventh and tenth place in 33:06 and 34:31
- Mary Wacera (KEN) 31:55
- Caroline Rotich (KEN) 31:57
- Mamitu Daska (ETH) 31:59
- Buze Diriba (ETH) 32:09
- Monicah Ngige (KEN) 32:30