A beautiful summer morning greeted 4,576 runners gathering on Boston Common for the 2nd annual B.A.A. 10K on June 24. As the runners toed the line at 8:00 a.m. under bright and sunny skies, the conditions were set for fast running, with a temperature of 74.4 degrees, 42% humidity, and very low winds.
The elite women stuck together in the early stages of the race, making their way through Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood and heading down scenic Commonwealth Avenue. The women ran in a tightly bunched pack that included Ethiopia’s Aheza Kiros and Kim Smith, of New Zealand.