New York Mini 10k 2024: Watch live coverage of the race in Central Park on abc7NY

NEW YORK (WABC) — The 2024 New York Road Runners Mini 10K is this Saturday, June 8th, and you can watch it wherever you stream ABC 7 New York!

Coverage of the race, including features, interviews and pro racing, begins Saturday morning on Eyewitness News.

The pro race will be available starting at 7:45 a.m. that day wherever you stream abc7NY.

An all-women team consisting of WABC sports anchor Sam Ryan and meteorologist Dani Beckstrom, as well as U.S. Olympian Carrie Tollefson, “Ali on the Run Show” podcast host Ali Feller and running activist Jacqui Moore, will report live from the event.

The 2024 Mastercard New York Mini 10K will feature four former champions, five Paris 2024 Olympians, and seven of the top 10 finishers in the 2024 U.S. Olympic Marathon Qualifier.

The 52nd edition of the event, which has been hosted by the New York City-based nonprofit organization for more than five decades, will be led by record-holder and two-time race winner Senbere Teferi, two-time race winner Sara Hall and 2022 TCS New York City Marathon winner Sharon Lokedi, who will join the previously announced 2024 U.S. Women's Olympic Marathon Team – Fiona O'Keeffe, Emily Sisson and Dakotah Lindwurm – at the start line in Central Park.

Teferi, a two-time Olympian and two-time world championship medalist from Ethiopia, has won the last two editions of the Mastercard New York Mini 10K, breaking the event record with a time of 30:12 in 2023. Also in New York, she won the UAE Healthy Kidney 10K in 2019 and posted the second-fastest time in the event's history in her 2022 win at the United Airlines NYC Half.

“I'm very excited to return to New York for the Mini and I will do my best to win the race for a third time,” said Teferi. “It's a very special race because there are thousands of female runners who share a bond. Even though we're not related, I feel supported, like we're all sisters in running.”

Hall is a 10-time U.S. champion and won the Mastercard New York Mini 10K in 2021 and 2022. Earlier this year, she placed fifth at the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials. She is also a former national record holder in the half marathon and the only athlete in history to win the Mastercard New York Mini 10K, the New Balance 5th Avenue Mile and the Abbott Dash to the Finish Line 5K in New York.

“It's very cool that this year's Mastercard New York Mini 10K falls on the fifth anniversary of my first win in the race, and I can't think of anywhere I'd rather be this weekend,” Hall said. “One of the things I love about the Mini is that it's an annual gathering for women of all kinds: sisters, mothers and daughters, college roommates and friends, new and old. I'm excited to be able to spend the weekend with my sister-in-law Katy this year.”

Lokedi won the 2022 TCS New York City Marathon in her marathon debut and finished third in last year's marathon. She also finished second in the 2022 Mastercard New York Mini 10K and the 2024 Boston Marathon.

“Even though I've only run the Mini once, I felt embraced by the many thousands of women who have run the race before me and hope to inspire the many thousands of women who will come after me,” Lokedi said. “It's a great thing how women from so many different places and with such different life experiences can come together and feel connected through the simple act of running a lap of Central Park.”

Also competing in Central Park are Keira D'Amato, three-time U.S. champion and fastest American woman ever in the Mastercard New York Mini 10K; Molly Huddle, two-time U.S. Olympian, three-time United Airlines NYC Half winner and 2014 Mini 10K winner; Edna Kiplagat of Kenya, winner of the 2010 New York City Marathon and 2012 Mini 10K winner; and Commonwealth Games medalist Sheila Chepkirui of Kenya.

The New York Road Runners launched the Mini 10K in 1972 as the first women-only road race, then known as the Crazylegs Mini Marathon. 72 women finished the first race, and three weeks later Title IX was enacted, guaranteeing girls and women the right to participate in school sports and creating new opportunities for generations of female athletes.

The Mastercard New York Mini 10K is now one of the 60 annual races for adults and youth run by the non-profit NYRR, in which a total of over 200,000 runners have finished. This year, more than 9,000 runners are expected.

The 2024 Mastercard New York Mini 10K will have a total purse of $39,500, including $10,000 for the open division winner. Mastercard will be the title sponsor of the event for the fourth year and will also serve as the primary sponsor of the professional female athlete field as part of its ongoing partnership with NYRR.

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