EAST SIDE, Manhattan (WABC) -- Two runners won big at the Abbott Dash to the Finish Line 5K on Saturday in Central Park.
Morgan Beadlescomb, 2023 B.A.A. 5K champion, and three-time NCAA Division III champion Annie Rodenfels both captured the 2023 USA Track & Field (USTAF) 5K Championships.
Beadlescomb, 25, finished in 13:44, marking his debut in the Abbott Dash to the Finish Line 5K.
Rodenfels, 27, captured the women's title in 15:22, after finishing fourth in the 2022 edition of the event.
Over 10,000 runners from across the country participated in the event Saturday morning, including top local athletes and many runners who are also running Sunday's TCS New York City Marathon.
The Abbott Dash served as a great warmup ahead of Sunday's marathon.
Runners started the race at the United Nations and then made their way across Midtown before ending at the marathon finish line in Central Park.
Eyewitness News sports reporter Sam Ryan spoke to Chris Miller of Abbott, who shared his excitement for Saturday's race.
"For 10,000 runners to take on these iconic streets of New York, as Abbott being a company about celebrating health and technology company, it is great to see," said Miller.