While marathoners were resting for Sunday, thousands of runners showcased the closing stages of the New York City Marathon racing the Dash to the Finish Line 5K.
The 5K event shares a Central Park finish line with the New York City Marathon, which goes off on Sunday morning. Both events are organized by the New York Road Runners (NYRR). Olympian for Canada Erin Teschuk, who competed at the 2016 Summer Games in the 3,000m steeplechase, won the point-to-point course among non-U.S. professionals in 16:21.
Teschuk, who trains with Asics Furman Elite and is a product of North Dakota State University, won by 20 seconds over Kenya’s Grace Kahura.
The Dash 5K begins at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza with the final approximately 2K run within the confines of Central Park in Manhattan.
The Abbott Dash to the Finish Line 5K also featured the USATF 5K Championships, which went off a few minutes before the mass start. Shadrack Kipchirchir and Molly Huddle won the U.S. Championships in 13:57 and 15:24, respectively. The top-10 men were separated by a mere six seconds while Huddle won by 10 seconds over Molly Seidel.
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Sunday’s New York City Marathon is expected to feature more than 50,000 finishers in what is the largest marathon in the world.