— David Monti (@d9monti) June 9, 2018
More than 8,300 women participated in the 47th running of the New York Road Runners Mini 10K in Central Park yesterday under sunny skies, with 2018 Boston medallists Des Linden, Sarah Sellers and Krista DuChene in attendance.
Incredible experience racing the #mini10k today!! @nyrr put on an outstanding race with some truly phenomenal athletes, including a pro wheelchair division for the first time💜🎉 So grateful to be here. Definitely a tough race today, but the tough ones are part of the process! pic.twitter.com/soZXGJmW6p
— Sarah Sellers (@SarahWhoSellers) June 10, 2018
The race, organized by the NYRR every year since 1972, gives women of all ages the opportunity to run and compete together in an all-female event, and “mini” refers to the miniskirt, invented a few years previously.
Marathon world record-holder and three-time New York Marathon winner Mary Keitany of Kenya won the race, in 30:59. The US’s Aliphine Tuliamuk (originally of Kenya) was second, in 32:08, and the US’s Molly Huddle third in 32:25.
— New York Road Runners (@nyrr) June 9, 2018
The big draw was this year’s top three Boston finishers Des Linden, Sarah Sellers and Canada’s Krista DuChene, who met and greeted and posed for photos with runners after the race. (Linden was 14th in the results, Sellers 17th, and DuChene 18th.)
This year for the first time the race included a professional wheelchair division. The race was won by two-time Paralympian and 2017 United Airlines NYC Half champion Susannah Scaroni, in 22:48. In second place was five-time New York City Marathon winner, 17-time Paralympic medalist and this year’s Boston Marathon winner Tatyana McFadden in 23:34. Two-time New York City Marathon champion and seven-time Paralympic medalist Amanda McGrory was third, in 24:28.
— Tatyana McFadden (@TatyanaMcFadden) June 9, 2018