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Final Field Announced For Healthy Kidney 10K

  • By Duncan Larkin
  • Published May. 11, 2011
  • Updated May. 11, 2011 at 9:17 AM UTC
Michah Kogo is one of the pre-race favorites at the Healthy Kidney 10K. Photo: PhotoRun.net

Michah Kogo is one of the pre-race favorites at the Healthy Kidney 10K. Photo: PhotoRun.net

Two of the fastest 10K road racers of all time are toeing the line.

Written by: David Monti

(c) 2011 Race Results Weekly, all rights reserved. Used with permission.

NEW YORK — The New York Road Runners released their final invited field for the 7th annual UAE Healthy Kidney 10K, 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 10K 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 10K 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.

The complete list can be found at this link.

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Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin is the news editor at Competitor.com and a freelance journalist who’s been covering the sport of running for over five years. He’s run 2:32 in the marathon and won the Himalayan 100-Mile Stage Race in 2007. His first running book, RUN SIMPLE, was released last July.

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