New York Mini 10K
|New York Mini 10K|
|Location||New York City, New York, United States|
|Official site||New York Mini 10K|
The New York Mini 10K is an annual 10-kilometer road running competition for women that takes place in Central Park, New York City, in the United States. The race has been organised by New York Road Runners since 1972. The competition has both an elite-level race and a fun run, both of which accounted for a total of 5189 finishers in 2010.
The idea of a 10K women's race was the joint vision of elite runners Nina Kuscsik and Kathrine Switzer, and New York City Marathon co-director Fred Lebow – in the early 1970s, there was a dearth of women's road racing competitions. The race's inaugural sponsor Johnson Wax (who were promoting a women's shaving gel called Crazylegs) suggested a full marathon event (26 miles and 385 yards), but it was decided that a more manageable "mini marathon" race over 6 miles would be held. The first edition in 1972 was known as the Crazylegs Mini Marathon – with the "mini" being derived from the miniskirt which was popular at the time. A total of 78 runners took part in the race, which was the world's first women-only road racing competition.
The course of the road race begins near 61st Street on Central Park West and heads north, entering Central Park at West 90th Street. The route loops in a clockwise direction, turning southwards at Harlem Meer around the 3-mile (5-kilometre) mark. It continues south past the Central Park Reservoir and the Guggenheim Museum. Runners continue southwards until they come towards the park's limits near Wollman Rink at which point it heads to the west and turns north to the finishing point near the Tavern on the Green and Sheep Meadow.
The course record is held by Asmae Leghzaoui of Morocco, who finished the race in 30:29 to win the 2002 edition. Grete Waitz and Tegla Loroupe are the race's most successful athletes, with both of them having each won the race on five separate occasions. Following her death in 2011, the 40th edition of the race was dedicated to Waitz.
Key: Course record Six-mile course Short course
|1st||1972||Jacqueline Dixon (USA)||37:01.7|
|2nd||1973||Katherine Schrader (USA)||36:48.7|
|3rd||1974||Doreen Ennis (USA)||36:46|
|4th||1975||Charlotte Lettis (USA)||35:57|
|5th||1976||Julie Shea (USA)||35:05|
|6th||1977||Peg Neppel (USA)||34:15|
|7th||1978||Martha White (USA)||33:29|
|8th||1979||Grete Waitz (NOR)||31:15.4|
|9th||1980||Grete Waitz (NOR)||30:59.8|
|10th||1981||Grete Waitz (NOR)||32:43.1|
|11th||1982||Grete Waitz (NOR)||31:59.2|
|12th||1983||Anne Audain (NZL)||32:23|
|13th||1984||Grete Waitz (NOR)||31:53|
|14th||1985||Francie Larrieu Smith (USA)||32:23|
|15th||1986||Ingrid Kristiansen (NOR)||31:45|
|16th||1987||Lisa Ondieki (AUS)||32:49|
|17th||1988||Ingrid Kristiansen (NOR)||31:31|
|18th||1989||Lynn Williams (CAN)||32:09|
|19th||1990||Judi St. Hilaire (USA)||32:36|
|20th||1991||Delilah Asiago (KEN)||32:24|
|21st||1992||Liz McColgan (GBR)||31:41|
|22nd||1993||Tegla Loroupe (KEN)||32:31|
|23rd||1994||Anne Marie Lauck (USA)||31:52|
|24th||1995||Delilah Asiago (KEN)||31:22|
|25th||1996||Tegla Loroupe (KEN)||32:13|
|26th||1997||Tegla Loroupe (KEN)||31:45|
|27th||1998||Kimberly Griffin (USA)||35:26|
|28th||1999||Tegla Loroupe (KEN)||31:48|
|29th||2000||Tegla Loroupe (KEN)||31:37|
|30th||2001||Paula Radcliffe (GBR)||30:47|
|31st||2002||Asmae Leghzaoui (MAR)||30:28.6|
|32nd||2003||Lornah Kiplagat (KEN)||31:13|
|33rd||2004||Deena Kastor (USA)||31:44|
|34th||2005||Lornah Kiplagat (NED)||31:43.7|
|35th||2006||Lornah Kiplagat (NED)||31:26.7|
|36th||2007||Lornah Kiplagat (NED)||32:10|
|37th||2008||Hilda Kibet (NED)||32:42.6|
|38th||2009||Rose Kosgei (KEN)||32:43|
|39th||2010||Linet Masai (KEN)||30:48|
|40th||2011||Linet Masai (KEN)||31:40|
|40th||2011||Linet Masai (KEN)||31:40|
|41st||2012||Edna Kiplagat (KEN)||32:08|
Winners by country
- Linet Masai wins at NYRR New York Mini 10K. Run Infinity (2010-06-13). Retrieved on 2010-06-15.
- A Short History of the Mini. New York Road Runners. Retrieved on 2010-06-15.
- Kosgei triumphs over 10km in New York. IAAF (2009-06-07). Retrieved on 2010-06-15.
- Kibet Wins New York Mini 10K. IAAF (2008-06-08). Retrieved on 2010-06-15.
- NY Mini 10K Course. New York Road Runners (2010). Retrieved on 2010-06-15.
- Masai dominates Central Park 10K. IAAF (2010-06-13). Retrieved on 2010-06-15.
- Masai Repeats in New York 10Km. IAAF/NYRR (2011-06-11). Retrieved on 2011-06-11.
- List of winners
- Post, Marty & Leydig, Jack (2010-06-14). New York Mini-Marathon 10 km. Association of Road Racing Statisticians. Retrieved on 2010-06-15.