Kenya’s Jemima Sumgong won the 45th edition of the NYRR New York Mini 10K on Saturday, breaking the tape in 31:26 and leading a group of 17 Rio-bound Olympic marathoners and a record-number 8,833 finishers through the historic Central Park course.
Sumgong was tight with American Aliphine Tuliamuk for the first half of the course before breaking from the pack after the 5K mark to win in her event debut. Tuliamuk finished second in 32:14, and Burundi’s Diane Nukuri was third in 32:18.
Tuliamuk was born in Kenya and just became a U.S. citizen on April 29. She plans to compete in the 10,000 meters at the U.S. Olympic Trials. Americans Brianne Nelson (33:02) and Desiree Linden (33:17) finished fifth and sixth.
Here are photos from the race, taken by PhotoRun.net: