Talented Field Heading to 2018 Reebok Boston 10K for Women
Experienced champions and professional debutants to square off in historic race.
Photo: A race with a bit of history. From yesteryear, 2004 Women’s 10K champion Marie Davenport (in black) and 2005-2006 champion Katie McGregor on a soggy day crossing the Mass. Ave. Bridge. Photo by Chris “SureShot” Spinney.
BOSTON – Conventures, Inc. today announced the latest list of elite athletes competing in the 2018 Reebok Boston 10K for Women, which will be held on Monday, October 8 at Boston Common. Formerly known as the Tufts Health Plan 10K for Women, it’s New England’s largest all-women’s sporting event, and is the second longest running all-women’s road race in the United States.
Former race champion Emily Sisson and Ethiopian phenom Buze Diriba are joined by 2020 Olympic hopefuls from seven countries and several professional debutants. Additional athletes are expected to be added through the week.
|Name||Residence||10K/10,000 meters PR|
|Chelsea Blaase (24, USA)||Rochester Hills, MI||34:09 (roads, 2017) 31:57.56 (track, 2018)||chelseablaase||chelseablaase|
|Erin Clark (23, USA)||Flagstaff, AZ||Road debut, 32:28.88 (track, 2018)||erinelizabeth41||erinclark28|
|Buze Diriba (24, ETH)||Albuquerque, NM||31:37 (roads, 2017) 31:33.27 (track, 2015)|
|Rosie Donegan (25, AUS)||Brighton, MA||34:06 (roads, 2016)||rosiedonegan|
|Mimi Fallon (52, USA)||Walpole, MA||34:22 (roads, 2003) 35:05 (track, 1996)|
|Dana Giordano (24, USA)||Boston, MA||Debut||dana_gio6|
|Hayley Green (29, NZL)||Somerville, MA||Debut|
|Dylan Hassett (25, USA)||Providence, RI||34:29 (roads, 2016) 33:06.92 (track, 2018)||_dylangrace_|
|Brittni Hutton (29, USA)||Lubbock, TX||34:33 (roads, 2015) 34:01.38 (track, 2015)||brittni_anne89||brittnihutton|
|Rachel Johnson (25, USA)||Flagstaff, AZ||33:34 (roads, 2015) 32:32.84 (track, 2018)||rachrunsworld|
|Grace Kahura (25, KEN)||Katonah, NY||34:02 (roads, 2014)||gracenkahura||gracetherunner1|
|Holly Rees (25, UK)||Cambridge, MA||34:07 (roads, 2018) 33:13.55 (track, 2017)|
|Leah Rosenfeld (30, USA)||Flagstaff, AZ||36:46 (roads, 2016)||leahrosenfeld|
|Lindsey Scherf (32, USA)||New Paltz, NY||32:33 (roads, 2014) 32:27.01 (track, 2016)||lindseyscherf||lindseyscherf|
|Amy Schnittger (28, USA)||Palo Alto, CA||34:52 (roads, 2016) 33:49.24 (track, 2018)||aschnitty||AmySchnittger|
|Rachele Schulist (24, USA)||Rochester Hills, MI||35:52 (roads, 2014) 33:24.97 (track, 2016)||racheleschulist||racheleschulist|
|Emily Sisson (26, USA)||Providence RI||31:47 (roads, 2016) 31:25.64 (track, 2017)||em_sisson_||em_sisson|
|Natalie Tanner (23, GER)||Rye, NY||34:59 (roads, 2017) 32:36.15 (track, 2018)||nattanner|
|Maya Weigel (23, USA)||Mountain View, CA||Debut|
|Alice Wright (23, UK)||Flagstaff, AZ||Road debut, 32:15.73 (track, 2018)||alicewright139||alicewright01|
The women will vie for $17,000 in prize money, and to secure a title on one of the most historic courses in women’s road racing. The course record of 31:21, set by Molly Huddle in 2015, remains the US 10K record for a women’s-only race.