New York, November 5, 2022— Two-time NCAA champions Abdihamid Nur and Weini Kelati both smashed the event records at the Abbott Dash to the Finish Line 5K on Saturday in Central Park, with Nur also breaking the USATF 5K Championships record.
Nur, 24, finished in 13:23.5 in his debut in the event, breaking the USATF 5K Championships men’s event record of 13:37 set by Tim Broe in 2004, in addition to the Abbott Dash to the Finish Line 5K men’s event record of 13:45 set by Paul Chelimo in 2018. The victory marked Nur’s first national title. Two-time U.S. Olympian Hillary Bor was second in the men’s race in 13:28.5, followed by Kirubel Erassa in third in 13:36.7.
Kelati, 25, took the women’s title in 15:15.3, breaking her own Abbott Dash to the Finish Line 5K record of 15:18 that she set last year in Central Park. She was joined on the women’s podium by Erika Kemp, who was second in 15:29.3, and U.S. Olympian Emily Infeld, who was third in 15:30.0.
Abbott, the title sponsor of the Abbott World Marathon Majors, served as the sponsor of the Abbott Dash to the Finish Line 5K for the sixth time. Abbott, a global healthcare leader, helps people live more fully with life-changing technology and celebrate what’s possible with good health.
Following in the footsteps of the professional athletes were nearly 10,000 runners participating in the Abbott Dash to the Finish Line 5K, including top local athletes and many runners participating in the marathon on Sunday.
The Abbott Dash to the Finish Line 5K annually provides TCS New York City Marathon supporters, friends and families the opportunity to join in on the thrill of marathon race week. The course begins on Manhattan’s east side by the United Nations, then takes runners along 42nd Street past historic Grand Central Terminal and up the world-famous Avenue of the Americas past Radio City Music Hall. It then passes through the rolling hills of Central Park before finishing at the iconic TCS New York City Marathon finish line.
About New York Road Runners (NYRR)
NYRR’s mission is to help and inspire people through running. Since 1958, New York Road Runners has grown from a local running club to the world’s premier community running organization. NYRR’s commitment to New York City’s five boroughs features races, virtual races, community events, free youth running initiatives and school programs, the NYRR RUNCENTER featuring the New Balance Run Hub, and training resources that provide hundreds of thousands of people each year with the motivation, know-how, and opportunity to Run for Life. NYRR’s premier event, and the largest marathon in the world, is the TCS New York City Marathon. Held annually on the first Sunday in November, the race features a wide population of runners, from the world’s top professional athletes to a vast range of competitive, recreational, and charity runners. To learn more, visit www.nyrr.org.