Some of the top female runners in the world were in New York over the weekend to compete in the 2015 New York Mini 10K at Central Park. With more than $35,000 in prize money at stakes (including $10,000 for the winner), top Kenyan runners such as defending New York City Marathon champion Mary Keitany, defending Boston Marathon champion Caroline Rotich and 2014 London Marathon champion Edna Kiplagat competed.
Keitany ended up winning convincingly, crossing in 31:15. She was more than a minute ahead of Kenya’s Betsy Saina, with Kiplagat finishing third. The top American in the field was Brianne Nelson of Colorado, who finished sixth in 33:07.
In all, 7,874 runners finished Saturday’s race, a record-number for the event which started in 1972.
Here are photos from the event, taken by PhotoRun.net: