Stunning win for Susannah Scaroni at NY Mini 10k

US wheelchair athlete clocks world-best time in all-women race 12 Jun 2018
A female wheelchair racer holds up an American flag

Susannah Scaroni won the first wheelchair NY Mini 10k

By New York Road Runners and IPC

The USA’s Susannah Scaroni clocked an outstanding time of 22:48, which is believed to be a world-best time, on her way to winning the New York Road Runners (NYRR) New York Mini 10K on 9 June.

It was the first time the event has included a professional wheelchair race.

Scaroni, the 2017 United Airlines New York City Half champion, won her second NYRR race as personal bests were recorded across the board. Five-time New York City Marathon champion Tatyana McFadden was second in 23:34. McFadden’s US compatriot and two-time New York City Marathon champion Amanda McGrory was third in 24:28 on her birthday.

The event kicked off race day with a 1.2-mile race for girls aged 12-18. It included a youth wheelchair heat for the first time, which was won by Sarah Maher.

A total of 8,273 runners raced through Central Park in New York City at the 2018 NYRR New York Mini 10K. The event surpassed the 200,000 total finisher mark, dating back to when it began as the world’s first road race exclusively for women in 1972. There have now been 208,006 finishers in the event’s history.