Watch Grace Ping Run 13-Year-Old Age Group Record At Silicon Valley Turkey Trot


Teen phenoms Grace Ping and Drew Hunter tore it up at the nation's largest Turkey Day race, the Silicon Valley Turkey Trot in California.

Ping placed 16th in the professional women's field with a new 5K PR of 16:36, a new world record for 13-year-olds. This is her third 5K road race world record, as she is the fastest-ever 10-year-old (18:19) and 11-year-old (17:28.3) in the event. The prior 13-year-old record was 16:43, set in 1995 by Yui Fukuda of Japan.

Ping, an eighth grader from Utah, was recently ruled eligible to compete at NXN next weekend after a controversial back-and-forth with Nike.

Hunter, a 2016 graduate of Loudoun Valley High School in Virginia who runs professionally for adidas, placed 11th overall in 13:56. The run marks a new 5K PR for Hunter, who is a middle-distance specialist. His last race was a mile PR of 3:57.15 at the Sir Walter Miler in August.


Top results below.


PlaceMen5K
1Morgan Pearson13:32
2Shadrack Kipchirchir13:36
3Luis Vargas13:38
4German Fernandez13:39
5Woody Kincaid13:42
6Lawi Lalang13:44
7Reid Buchanan13:51
8Rob Mullett13:52
9Eliud Ngetich13:52
10Brian Barraza13:52
11Drew Hunter13:56
12Phillip Reid13:58
13Scott Smith14:04
14George Alex14:11
15Gordon Sturgess14:18


PlaceWomen5K
1Caroline Chepkoech15:18
2Buze Diriba15:42
3Alexi Pappas15:44
4Leah O'Connor15:54
5Kate Grace16:03
6Monicah Ngige16:06
7Samantha Silva16:06
8Elvin Kibet16:08
9Rochelle Kanuho16:08
10Ayla Granados16:10
11Megan Rolland16:11
12Marie Lawrence16:14
13Lianne Farber16:19
14Molly Renfer16:20
15Teresa McWalters16:28
16Grace Ping16:36


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