Two of the fastest 10K road racers of all time are toeing the line.
Written by: David Monti
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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.