Four Stats from the NYRR New York Mini 10K You'll Definitely Want to Share
If you ran the NYRR New York Mini 10K on Saturday, you were part of an extraordinary field of women who came together to celebrate the heritage and future of women’s running.
To keep the momentum from the June 10 event going, we’ve rounded up some stats to summarize the 46th running of the original women-only road race.
The field was fierce.
The Association of Road Racing Statisticians (ARRS) gave the NYRR New York Mini 10K field a score of 843 points for competitiveness. This ranks the Mini as the no. 1 road race field for women in the United States so far in 2017—yes, the Mini even outranks the Boston Marathon—and no. 3 in the world behind only the Virgin Money London Marathon (931 points) and the UAE’s Ras Al Khaimah Half-Marathon (923 points).
In fact, you ran with some of the speediest women in the world...
Mary Keitany's winning time of 31:20 was the fastest women's 10K on U.S. soil for 2017, surpassing the 31:37 clocked by 2017 UAE Healthy Kidney 10K winner Mamitu Daska. Two pros, Sara Dossena (ITA) and Ivette Mejia (USA), both set personal bests for the full 10K distance, and eight pros set personal bests at the 8K split.
…in a race that's more than doubled in size since 2007.
With 8,476 finishers, the 2017 NYRR New York Mini 10K was the second-largest in race history, only slightly behind the race record of 8,844 finishers in 2016. That's more than double the 3,524 finishers from 10 years ago.
Keep at it, and you’ll be a legend.
For many, the Mini means tradition. On June 10, 79-year-old Julianne Grace, of Westport, CT, finished her 42nd Mini, the most of any woman. Grace is one of the race’s “Crazylegs” runners, women who have finished the race 15 times or more. She was joined by her daughter, Deirdre Beck, 55, who finished her 38th Mini on Saturday, and three granddaughters.