The 2015 World 5000m silver medallist, Senbere Teferi took the top honors at women-only road race at the Mastercard New York Mini 10K, held on Saturday (11) in New York.
Seneberi who won the United Airlines NYC Half in March, battled for the honors with one of the finest deep elite women field that included Olympic, New York City and Boston Marathon champion Peres Jepchirchir from Kenya and Kenyan-born American long-distance runner Alphine Tuliamuk. The field also included the 10-time All-American and twelve time Big 12 champion, Sharon Lokedi and American marathon record-holder Keira D’Amato.
The 27 year-old held off the four to cross the line with the second fastest time in event history of 30:43 behind the course record time of 30:28.6 that was set in 2002 by Asmae Leghzaoui from Morocco.
Lokedi came home in second in a new personal best of 30:52 with D’amato closing the podium three finishes in an American women’s-only record for the 10K on the road of 31:03.
Tuliamuk and Jepchichir crossed the finish line fourth and fifth place in a time of 31:08 (pb) and 31:19 respectively.
The Mini 10K, which began in 1972 as the first women-only road race known as the Crazylegs Mini Marathon, has gone on to garner more than 200,000 total finishers to date. Former NYRR President Fred Lebow named the race after the miniskirt, which back then was in vogue.
- Senebere Teferi (ETH) 30:43
- Sharon Lokedi (KEN) 30.52
- Keira D’amato (USA) 31:03
- Alphine Tuliamuk (KEN) 31:08
- Peres Jepchichir (KEN) 31:19