Final Fields Release for 2011 UAE Healthy Kidney 10k: World Record Holders Komon and Kogo Competing for $25,000 Prize

By David Monti, Race Results Weekly
May 11, 2011

NEW YORK (10-May) -- The New York Road Runners released their final invited field for the 7th annual UAE Healthy Kidney 10-K, scheduled for Staturday, May 14, in Central Park.  The 18 athletes on the list will be running for a $60,000 prize money purse, with $25,000 going to the winner, the largest first place prize of any road 10-K in the world.  In addition, a $20,000 bonus is on offer should the winner break the course and Central Park record of 27:42 set by Ethiopian Gebre Gebremariam last year.

Race director Mary Wittenberg confirmed that the following athletes would compete.  Five men had road 10-K personal best times under 28 minutes, led by the two fastest men ever, Leonard Patrick Komon (26:44) and Micah Kogo (27:01), both of Kenya: (More info on Komon and Kogo here)

Bib. Last, First, Resides (Nat), Affiliation, DOB, Age, 10-K PB, 5000m PB, 10,000m PB
 1. Komon, Leonard Patrick, West Pokot, Kenya (KEN), Nike, 10-Jan-1988, 23, 26:44, 12:58.24, 26:57.08
 2. Kogo, Micah, Burnt Forest, Kenya (KEN), Reebok, 03-Jun-1986, 24, 27:01, 13:00.77, 26:35.63
 3. Desisa, Lelisa, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (ETH), Nike, 14-Jan-1990, 21, 27:58, NA, 28:46.74
 4. Ndirangu, Simon, Nyahururu, Kenya (KEN), 01-Nov-1985, 25, 27:49, 13:24.19, 27:31.29
 5. Curtis, Bobby, Ardmore, PA (USA), Reebok, 28-Nov-1984, 26, 30:39, 13:18.97, 27:24.67
 6. St. Lawrence, Ben, Centennial Park, Australia (AUS), New Balance, 07-Nov-1981, 29, 28:37, 13:10.08, 27:24.95
 7. Geneti, Markos, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (ETH), adidas, 30-May-1984, 26, NA, 13:00.25, NA
 8. Abdirahman, Abdi, Tucson, AZ (USA), Nike, 01-Jan-1977, 34, 28:11, 13:13.32 , 27:16.99
 9. Forrest, Shawn, Greensboro, NC (AUS), Nike, 10-Jul-1983, 27, 28:17, 13:28.31 , 27:52.10
10. Carney, James, Boulder, CO (USA), New Balance, 24-May-1978, 32, 28:19, 13:31.62, 27:43.64
12. Sisay, Ezkyas, Flagstaff, AZ (ETH), West Side Runners, 03-Sep-1988, 22, 29:15, NA, NA
18. Ebuya, Joseph, Kaptagat, Kenya (KEN), Nike, 20-Jun-1987, 23, 27:33, 12:51.00, 28:44.6A
13. Merdessa, Bado Worku, Bronx, NY (ETH), West Side Runners, 10-Sep-1988, 22, 28:44, NA, NA
14. Okuti, Harbert, New Rochelle, NY (UGA), Westchester TC, 25-Oct-1985, 25, NA, 14:14.01, NA
15. Endale, Abiyot, Bronx, NY (ETH), Westchester TC, 03-May-1986, 25, 28:19, 13:39.83, NA
16. Deniboba, Deresse, Bronx, NY (ETH), Westchester TC, 15-May-1982, 29, 28:28, NA, NA
17. Beyi, Worku, Bronx, NY (ETH), West Side Runners, 25-Feb-1987, 24, 28:43, NA, 29:01.74
   NOTE: Race Results Weekly provides professional athlete consulting for the New York Road Runners --Ed.


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