London 10,000

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London 10,000
Date May
Location St. James's Park, London, United Kingdom
Event type Road
Distance 10 km
Established 2008
Course records 27:44 (Mo Farah, 2010)
31:06 (Mary Keitany, 2010)
Official site London 10,000

The London 10,000 is an annual road running event over 10 km which takes place in late May in London, United Kingdom. Established in 2008, the race goes through the roads of St. James's Park and finishes on the mall by Buckingham Palace.[1] VitalityHealth took over sponsorship in 2016 from the original sponsor BUPA.[2]

It has become one of the most popular, mass participation 10k runs in the United Kingdom. In 2008, over 12,500 runners took part, with 8372 recorded finishers for the 2009 event. It is managed by the same organisers as the London Marathon.[3][4][5][6]

Mo Farah is a five-time winner of the men's race and his course record of 27:44 minutes in 2010 was ratified as the British record for the 10K road distance.[7][8] The women's record of 31:06 minutes was also set in 2010, by Kenya's Mary Keitany.

Elite race winners[edit]

2010 race medal

Key:   Course record

Edition Year Men's winner Time (h:m:s) Women's winner Time (h:m:s)
1st 2008  Micah Kogo (KEN) 28:08  Irina Mikitenko (GER) 32:02
2nd 2009  Mo Farah (GBR) 27:50  Kim Smith (NZL) 31:38
3rd 2010  Mo Farah (GBR) 27:44  Mary Keitany (KEN) 31:06
4th 2011  Mo Farah (GBR) 29:15  Jo Pavey (GBR) 32:22
5th 2012  Mo Farah (GBR) 29:21  Mara Yamauchi (GBR) 32:53
6th 2013  Mo Farah (GBR) 29:13  Katrina Wootton (GBR) 32:37
7th 2014  Andy Vernon (GBR) 29:33  Gemma Steel (GBR) 32:53
8th 2015  Andy Vernon (GBR) 28:38  Jo Pavey (GBR) 32:56
9th 2016 [9]  Andrew Butchart (GBR) 28:28  Lily Partridge (GBR) 33:03


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Coordinates: 51°30′7″N 0°8′6″W / 51.50194°N 0.13500°W / 51.50194; -0.13500