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Elite Field for Mini 10k Announced
By David Monti
(c) 2007 Race Results Weekly, all rights reserved

NEW YORK (06-Jun) -- The New York Road Runners released the elite field for the NYRR New York Women's Mini 10-K, the original and oldest all-women's road race in the world.

For the 36th edition of the event on Saturday, six Olympians, two world champions, and the reigning champions of two World Marathon Majors will toe the starting line.  The elite field of 29 women boasts four who have broken 31 minutes for 10,000m on the track and another five who have run sub-32 minutes.

Nine women from Japan will be competing from the Second Wind and Noritz teams, the largest turnout of elite Japanese athletes ever at an invitational USA road race.

The complete field is below with bib numbers, affiliations and 10,000m personal best times (R indicated road time):

 1. Lornah Kiplagat, NED, adidas, 30:12.53 (World Champs, 2003)
 2. Jelena Prokopcuka, LAT, Nike, 30:38.78 (Euro Champs, 2006)
 3. Benita Johnson, AUS, Nike, 30:37.68  AR  (St. Denis, 2003)
 4. Lydiya Grigoryeva, RUS, Nike, 30:32.72 (Euro Champs, 2006)
 5. Kim Smith, NZL, Reebok, 31:20.63 (Stanford, 2007)
 6. Mari Ozaki, JPN, Noritz, 31:34.15 (Kobe, 2005)
 7. Megumi Oshima, JPN, Second Wind AC, 31:34.01 (Tottori, 2004)
 8. Mara Yamauchi, GBR, Asics, 31:49.40 (Commonwealth Games, 2006)
 9. Yuri Kano, JPN, Second Wind AC, 31:53.07 (Niigata, 2004)
10. Kiyoko Shimahara, JPN, Second Wind AC, 32:54.03 (Niigata, 2004)
11. Hilda Kibet, KEN, adidas, 34:12.20 (Utrecht, 2003)
12. Rehima Kedir, ETH, 32:02R (Mobile, 2007)
14. Silvia Skvortsova, RUS, Nike, 32:21.89 (Tula 2004)
15. Kaori Oyama, JPN, Nortiz, 32:32.42 (Fukagawa, 2005)
16. Haruko Okamoto, JPN, Nortiz, 31:50.39 (Tokyo, 2001)
17. Akemi Ozaki, JPN, Second Wind AC, 32:51.80 (Kobe, 2003)
18. Nina Rillstone, NZL, adidas, 32:57.37 (Stanford, 2004)
19. Iulia Gromova, RUS, TBD, 34:43.20 (St. Petersburg, 1997)
20. Alemtsehay Misganaw, ETH, Westchester TC, 32:58R (Minneapolis, 2007)
21. Atalelech Ketema, ETH, Westchester TC, 33:58.7 (Addis Ababa, 2002)
22. Yimenashu Taye, ETH, adidas, 33:48R (Addis Ababa, 2005)
23. Kaori Yoshida, JPN, Second Wind AC, 32:01.23 (Kanazawa, 2001)
24. Emi Ikeda, JPN, Noritz, 32:22.53 (Osaka, 2003)
25. Ann Alyanak, USA, 33:35.64 (Nashville, 2006)
26. Claudia Camargo, ARG, West Side Runners, 34:13R (Kingston, 2007)
27. Caroline Bierbaum, USA, 32:44.51 (New York Heps 2005)
28. Anne Kugler, USA, Urban Athletics, 34:19R (Boston, 2005)
29. Michelle Rorke, USA, NYAC, 35:49 (New York, 2006)
30. Carmen Troncoso (45+), USA, Unattached, 34:00.84 (Eugene, 1999)

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