Kelati and Nur Win Convincingly

By Clay Shaw
Photography by Clay Shaw and Karen Mitchell

November 5, 2022, New York, NY—2022 USATF 5K Road Championships/Abbott Dash to the Finish Line

With an extremely competitive field, Flagstaff, AZ residents Weini Kelati and Abdihamid Nur both won rather easily. Kelati, who was born in Eritrea and ran for the University of New Mexico, won in 15:14, successfully defending, and improving on, her 2021 title. Nur was born in Mogadishu, Somalia and raised in Phoenix, AZ; he won in 13:24. He would have had a larger margin of victory, had he not almost followed a race vehicle off course. Nur, who ran at University of Northern Arizona, laughed off the near miscue, and appreciated having won the race.

Erika Kemp of Brookline, MA won the race for second in a four-woman sprint to the finish, running 15:30. Emily Infeld of Portland, OR was third, also in 15:30. Annie Rodenfels of Boston was fourth in 15:31. Taryn Rawlings of Flagstaff, AZ was fifth in 15:32. 29 women finished the pro-women’s race.

Hillary Bor, the USA Olympian based in Colorado Springs, was second in 13:29. Kirubel Erassa of Colorado Springs was third in 13:37. Ahmed Muhumed of Tallahassee, FL was fourth in 13:39. Alec Basten of St. Louis, MO was 13:40. Basten won the 10K in Baltimore in October. 28 pro-men finished the Abbott Dash to Finish Line 5K. 11,005 total runners finished the 5K, many of them perhaps using the race as a shake-out run prior to the New York City Marathon.

Top Women

  1. 15:16 Weini Kelati, 25, Flagstaff, AZ
  2. 15:30 Erika Kemp, 27, Brookline, MA
  3. 15:30 Emily Infeld, 32, Portland, OR
  4. 15:31 Annie Rodenfels, 26, Boston, MA
  5. 15:32 Taryn Rawlings, 26, Flagstaff, AZ
  6. 15:34 Taylor Werner, 24, Raleigh, NC
  7. 15:39 Eleanor Fulton, 29, Portland, OR
  8. 15:40 Emily Lipari, 29, Honolulu, HI
  9. 15:41 Alexandra Hays, 23, Raleigh, NC
  10. 15:45 Natosha Rogers, 31, Denver, CO
  11. 15:46 Susanna Sullivan, 32, Reston, VA
  12. 15:48 Lauren Paquette, 36, Flagstaff, AZ
  13. 15:56 Kayley DeLay, 23, Seattle, WA
  14. 15:57 Vanessa Fraser, 27, San Francisco, CA
  15. 16:02 Alycia Cridebring, 30, Flagstaff, AZ
  16. 16:06 Danielle Shanahan, 28, Flagstaff, AZ
  17. 16:07 Jenny Simpson, 36, Boulder, CO
  18. 16:13 Grace Barnett, 27, Mammoth Lakes, CA
  19. 16:15 India Johnson, 23, Boulder, CO
  20. 16:16 Logan Jolly, 24, Fayetteville, AR
  21. 16:17 Dana Giordano, 28, San Francisco, CA
  22. 16:22 Hannah Steelman, 23, Flagstaff, AZ
  23. 16:22 Maddie Alm, 29, Boulder, CO
  24. 16:23 Emily Mackay, 24, Boston, MA
  25. 16:26 Abigail Kohut-Jackson, 24, St. Louis, MO

Top Men

  1. 13:24 Abdihamid Nur, 24, Flagstaff, AZ
  2. 13:29 Hillary Bor, 32, Colorado Springs, CO
  3. 13:37 Kirubel Erassa, 29, Colorado Springs, CO
  4. 13:39 Ahmed Muhumed, 24, Tallahassee, FL
  5. 13:39 Alec Basten, 24, St. Louis, MO
  6. 13:40 Brian Barraza, 27, Boulder, CO
  7. 13:41 Andrew Colley, 31, Blowing Rock, NC
  8. 13:45 Tai Dinger, 26, Cambridge, MA
  9. 13:50 Kasey Knevelbaard, 26, Flagstaff, AZ
  10. 13:50 Eric Van Der Els, 24, Boone, NC
  11. 13:51 Graham Crawford, 29, Charlottesville, VA
  12. 13:53 Joe Berriatua, 27, Boulder, CO
  13. 13:54 Ryan Ford, 25, Boone, NC
  14. 13:54 Isaac Updike, 30, Tarrytown, NY
  15. 13:55 Ryan Drew, 24, Lynchburg, VA
  16. 14:04 Colin Abert, 25, Hopkins, MN
  17. 14:08 Craig Engels, 28, Portland, OR
  18. 14:08 Ryan Kutch, 24, New York, NY
  19. 14:10 Mason Ferlic, 29, Ann Arbor, MI
  20. 14:11 Julius Diehr, 25, N. Providence, RI
  21. 14:13 Daniel Schaffer, 24, Boone, NC
  22. 14:15 Jordan Mann, 29, Providence, RI
  23. 14:17 Tim McGowan, 27, Boston, MA
  24. 14:23 Jack Salisbury, 24, Rumford, RI
  25. 14:29 Ryan Hill, 32, Raleigh, NC
Weini Kelati of Flagstaff, AZ shows winning form as she approaches the finish line. (Photo by Clay Shaw)
Weini Kelati of Flagstaff, AZ is the repeat champ at the Abbott Dash to the Finish Line, in 15:14. She had a huge lead to repeat as USATF 5K road champion.
Abdihamid Nur of Flagstaff, AZ speeds down toward the finish, he won in 13:24 with a brief moment of bother. (Photo by Clay Shaw)
Abdihamid Nur of Flagstaff, AZ wins the USATF 5K Road Championships at the Abbott Dash to the Finish Line in NYC in the time of 13:24.
Erika Kemp of Brookline, MA strides to second place in 15:30. Emily Infeld of Portland, OR took third, also clocked at 15:30. Annie Rodenfels of Boston took fourth in 15:31. Taryn Rawlings of Flagstaff was fifth in 15:32.
Abdihamid Nur breaks the tape in 13:24. He almost went out the vehicle escape route, but was quickly corrected back on course.
Top three men: Kirubel Erassa (3rd, 13:37), Abdihamid Nur (1st, 13:24), and Hillary Bor (2nd, 13:29). With Karin Hempel, and Ted Metellus.
Erika Kemp of Brookline, MA earns second place in 15:30 at the Abbott Dash to the Finish Line 5K in New York City.
Annie Rodenfels of Boston and Taylor Werner of Raleigh, NC enjoy a chat after a fast 5K run from the United Nations to Central Park.
Danielle Shanahan of Flagstaff, AZ races with Jenny Simpson of Boulder, CO in the Abbott Dash to the Finish Line 5K. (Photo by Clay Shaw)
Susanna Sullivan of Reston, VA races with Natosha Rogers of Denver, CO in the Abbott Dash to the Finish Line. (Photo by Clay Shaw)
Top three women at the Abbott Dash to the Finish Line 5K. Emily Infeld (3rd, 15:30), Weini Kelati (1st, 15:16), and Erika Kemp (2nd, 15:30). The event served as the USATF 5K Road Championships.
Emily Sisson, the new USA marathon record holder, was on hand to hold the finish line banner, but not with coffee, phone, and water bottle 🙂
2022 USATF 5K Road Championship winners Weini Kelati and Abdihamid Nur, both of Flagstaff, AZ.
Alycia Cridebring of Flagstaff, AZ races in the Abbott Dash to the Finish Line 5K. (Photo by Clay Shaw)
Podium Women: Erika Kemp (2nd, 15:30), Weini Kelati (1st, 15:16), and Emily Infeld (3rd, 15:30) at the Abbott Dash to the Finish Line 5K in NY City. (Photo by Clay Shaw)
Podium Men: Hillary Bor (2nd 13:29), Abdihamid Nur (1st, 13:24), and Kirubel Erassa (3rd, 13:37). The Abbott Dash to the Finish Line 5K was the USATF 5K road championship race. (Photo by Clay Shaw)
Brian Barraza of Boulder, CO sprints to the finish with Ahmed Muhumed of Tallahassee, FL, and Alec Basten of St Louis, MO. Muhumed placed fourth in 13:39. Basten was fifth in 13:40. Barraza was sixth in 13:40. (Photo by Clay Shaw)
Kasey Knevelbaard of Flagstaff, AZ placed ninth in 13:50. Knevelbaard won the Curio Wellness 5K in Baltimore, three weeks ago. (Photo by Clay Shaw)
Eric Van Der Els of Boone, NC placed tenth in 13:50. Graham Crawford of Charlottesville, VA was 11th in 13:51. (Photo by Clay Shaw)
Isaac Updike of Tarrytown, NY sprints to a 13:54. Ryan Drew of Lynchburg, VA ran 13:55 in a extremely fast pro field. (Photo by Clay Shaw)

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