today's womens new york mini 10k, was a reunion of sorts: deena kastor, magdalena levy-boulet, and blake russell, fresh from their first, second, and third place finishes, respectively, at the olympic trials in boston this april, toed the line at the start on central park west this morning.
in hot, humid conditions which may mirror what they will find in bejing this summer, deena finished third in 33:14, magdalena fourth in 33:39, and blake took sixth in 33:40.
hilda kibet of the netherlands won in 32:43 (which, according to the ny times, was the slowest winning time in 10 years), six seconds ahead of madai perez of mexico, who finished in 32:49.
here are the results of the top ten finishers:
1 Hilda Kibet, 32:43
2 Madai Perez, 32:49
3 Deena Kastor, 33:14
4 Magdalena Lewy Boulet, 33:29
5 Everlyne Lagat, 33:38
6 Blake Russell, 33:40
7 Aziza Aliyu, 33:56
8 Alina Alekseyeva, 34:05
9 Buzunesh Deba, 35:23
10 Salome Kosgei, 35:35
on the club front, friends from the taconic road runners, central park track club, moving comfort, and westchester track club put in great runs in some tough weather (hot and humid) conditions.
stay tuned for some race reports and photos!
new york road runners' coverage (including video and photos).
new york times coverage of the race.
check out emmy's race report.
check out runs like a girl's race report.
check out nyflygirl's race report.
check out runner26's race report.