By Phineas Rueckert
Flushing Meadows Corona Park was flush with runners of all ages on Saturday as it hosted The Queens 10K, part of a series of borough-wide races sponsored by New York Road Runners. The race saw 11,851 adult finishers, as well as an additional 100 youth runners between the ages of two and 10.
Among the runners were more than 2,500 Queens residents, including second-place finisher Patricio Castillo, from Flushing, who finished with a time of 30:06.
Tariku Demelash Abera of Ethiopia and Roberta Groner of Ledgewood, NJ took home first prize in the men’s and women’s divisions, respectively.
The race began at Meridian Road and passed by a number of Queens sites, including Citi Field and the Unisphere, before ending at the Avenue of Commerce.