by Brett Larner
Tokyo-based Yuri Kano (Second Wind AC) took a break from her training for August's World Championships marathon to run in the women-only NYRR New York Mini 10k on June 7 in New York's Central Park. While winner Rose Kosgei of Kenya already had a lead of more than 20 seconds over Ethiopia's Ashu Kasim and a chase pack of eight at halfway, Kano ran in a smaller pack of four another 10 seconds back. She finished strong, picking off one member of the larger chase pack and nearly closing the gap on two more, but finished 9th overall in 33:43, exactly one minute behind Kosgei.
Complete results from the New York Mini 10k are available here.