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New York Mini 10K to host US 10K championships this Saturday

The prize purse for this year's NYRR Mini 10K is USD $75,000

For the first time in its 48-year history, the NYRR Mini 10K, which takes place in New York’s Central Park on Saturday, will host the USATF 10K championships. Stephanie Bruce will step up to defend her national title, which she earned at last year’s Peachtree Road Race. (She was seventh at the Mini 10K last year.) If she wins, she will earn USD $20,000.

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Bruce is also the reigning American half-marathon champion.

Americans Aliphine Tuliamuk, Emily Sisson and American marathon record-holder Deena Kastor, all past national 10K champions (Tuliamuk in 2017, Sisson in 2016, Kastor in 2007) will join Bruce on the start line, as will Jordan Hasay, Sara Hall and Laura Thweatt. And the second year of the professional wheelchair category will see five-time New York City marathon winner Tatyana McFadden and defending champion Susannah Scaroni go head-to-head.


Sisson debuted the marathon in London in April, and was the first American woman to cross the line.

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USATF.TV will broadcast the race live starting at 7:40 a.m. ET. The wheelchair division starts at 7:50 and the professional runners start at 8:00.