Lornah Kiplagat Dominates NY Mini 10k Wins $10,000 By David Monti (c) 2007 Race Results Weekly, all rights reserved
Photo from Victah Sailer
YORK (09-Jun) -- Dutchwoman Lornah Kiplagat dominated the 36th annual
NYRR New York Women's Mini 10-K here today, winning for the third
consecutive time and her fourth time overall. The "Mini" is the
world's oldest all women's road race founded by the New York Road
Runners in 1972.
Breaking away from the field in the first
kilometer, Kiplagat passed the half-way point in 15:39, 25 seconds
ahead of the chase pack which included Kim Smith, Mara Yamauchi, Benita
Johnson, Hilda Kibet, Silvia Skvortsova, Jelena Prokopcuka and Lydiya
Grigoryeva. Although she was slowed by the warm and humid conditions,
Kiplagat still finished eight seconds clear of the field in 32:10. She
allowed herself to enjoy the victory, slowing to "high-five" spectators
in the finish straight.
Smith emerged from the pack in the 8th
kilometer to take second in a personal best 32:18, while Mara Yamauchi
won an all-out sprint to the line against Benita Johnson to take third.
Both women were timed in 32:21. Reigning ING New York City Marathon
champion Jelena Prokopcuka finished fifth in 32:26.
Kiplagat earned $10,000 for her victory.
Top 10: 1. Lornah Kiplagat, NED, 32:10 2. Kim Smith, NZL, 32:18 PB 3. Mara Yamauchi, GBR, 32:21 4. Benita Johnson, AUS, 32:21 5. Jelena Prokopcuka, LAT, 32:26 6. Hilda Kibet, KEN, 32:36 7. Megumi Oshima, JPN, 32:56 8. Silvia Skvortsova, RUS, 33:01 9. Yuri Kano, 28, JPN, 33:03 10. Rehima Kedir, ETH, 33:21 11. Yimenashu Taye, ETH, 33:36 12. Nina Rillstone, NZL, 33:36